Monday, 24 December 2012

Climb that damn mountain.



Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that damn mountain.
Jack Kerouac

We all have those mundane, everyday tasks that we have to complete, ranging from washing the dishes, to getting the weekly shopping done or doing some paper work. This is nothing to moan about of course because these things have to be done, whether you like it or not - life is not always exciting or glamorous or even interesting but when it is it's so important to remember those times and even more important to make sure you actually plan for these times. Maybe not exactly climbing a mountain like the quote suggests, but booking that holiday with friends, planning a once in a lifetime trip, planning and organising a party, applying for that dream job, going on that date, or even simply booking a table at your favourite restaurant and just laughing with your friends till your sides hurt. These are the moments that are looked forward to, celebrated and remembered.
Sometimes you go through times, especially around exam time at school/uni or a deadline at work or being in a job that you hate, that can make you feel trapped or get you down but you know what helps? Having something to look forward to and to know that those times will pass. The thing about bad times and good times is that neither last forever, and that's ok. Because you get through the bad times in order to enjoy the good times.
I think it could be sad if, when opportunities present themselves, we do not take them and grab them with both hands. Obviously we can't do everything, but using excuses that really do not add up, saying no, putting off doing something, letting 'life' get in the way or sticking to your comfort zone (as nice as it may be in your zone!) can only hold you back and open doors for regret. Because, when it comes down to it, the memories of your good times and the product of your labour and hard work is surely the one thing that will stand the test of time.


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