“When you want something in life, you just gotta reach out and grab it.” ~ Emile Hirsch
I am many things, a man, a brother, a writer, a lover, a conversationalist, a friend, a mentor, a human. Of all the titles that describe me, none describes me better than ” an enigma”. I change my mind daily, about both, trivial and important matters. I waste too much time pursuing things that hold no real value. I fret over monetary issues that I can do little (without upsetting myself greatly) about and I constantly find myself not living up to my given moniker “carpe diem”.
Morrie said to Mitch, “once you learn to die, you learn to live” (Tuesday’s with Morrie, Mitch Albom). Truer words haven’t been spoken. I reread this book, which quickly became my favourite book five years ago and the lessons learned are still relevant today. At twenty three, I understood this book, but didn’t completely get it. Now, at twenty eight, I delve into the material and it resonates with me. Morrie was right, “as you grow, you learn more” which in it’s essence seems obvious, but you’d be surprised how many foolish people I speak to everyday. I’m getting older and I’m wasting time, precious time that can’t be reclaimed… Do something about it!!
“…you’re the same as you were five years ago, I just feel like nothing’s changed with you.” This was a statement uttered by a foolish woman. It’s comical how many people think they have it all figured out at the ripe, old age of twenty nine (snickering). She lives alone in a foreign city, has absolutely no close friends and drinks alone on weekdays, but sees fit to judge me on my choices. I pity her, but she did bring to light something I had been neglecting and that was my soul. I’m happy to say, I’ve reclaimed it. Life works in mysterious ways, I watched ‘Eat, Pray, Love’, read ‘The Game’ (Neil Strauss) and Tuesday’s with Morrie and then this girl’s passive aggressive remark and “VOILA!” I’m back! I hate to be petty, but I’d like to thank that douchebag woman, my ex-girlfriend and the free spirits who wrote, filmed and acted out the media which helped me. Life is but a book of journey’s, each moment marked as a new chapter and the genre of your novel should be determined by you. Drive the train, don’t be a passenger.
Peace and Love