If you were to ask those closest to me, I think they would agree that I'm a goal-oriented person. I know where I want to be, and I work hard to get there. However, with my mental calendar already so far ahead, admittedly, I miss out on things happening right in front of me sometimes. It's not because those things are unimportant, but because I have tunnel-vision, and it's outside the parameter.
Tonight I was watching The Silver Linings Playbook... again. It's a fantastic movie, and one of the best original love stories I've ever seen. One of my favorite quotes from the movie takes place towards the end (I won't go into specifics just to avoid spoiling anything). Robert De Niro's character says this to Bradley Cooper's character: "Let me tell ya. You gotta pay attention to the signs. When life reaches out with a moment like this it's a sin if you don't reach back... I'm telling you it's a sin if you don't reach back."
This part always gets me thinking; how much am I a slave to time? And not even the present time, future time. How many of these moments have I missed? These last couple of months have presented a lot of different opportunities that I've been hesitant to take simply for the fact that I leave at the end of the month.
This is what I believe to be true: if you think that you even have a shot at happiness; risk the odds, take the leap, and refuse to regret. It's far better to have had an experience than to only have "what if..."
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