Sitting on my 5am flight home this morning, I’m stuck thinking about all the moments in life that we miss because we are too scared of what will happen the next day. Life isn’t meant to be wasted on fear of what tomorrow will bring. Life is meant to be a spontaneous, messy adventure that you just kind of say, “why not?” to.
Sometimes your dad will say, “hey we should go see a concert,” so you pile a few days’ worth of tee shirts and socks into a bag and drive the 11 hours to go see that concert while looping through the same 100 songs on spotify the entire drive. And then sometimes, after a couple dozen wrong turns and doing your makeup while driving on the highway, you end up getting to see two of your favorite bands play underneath the stars and dance along with thousands of other people as invested in that moment as you are.
The more unplanned on moments I find myself falling into in this life, the more I am starting to get that maybe I am not supposed to know what’s going on all the time. Maybe it’s okay to book a flight and hop on four hours later. Maybe it’s okay to fuel yourself on coffee for three straight days so you can write while watching the sun rise through the clouds. And maybe it’s okay to not have everything figured out.
In the end, I don’t think I’m going to find myself remembering the nights I got plenty of sleep or the days that were perfectly planned to a “T”. I think I’m going to look back on the sunrises from the sky, the wrong turns I took and where they led me, and the people next to me along the way.
“There will be a few times in your life when all your instincts will tell you to do something, something that defies logic, upsets your plans, and may seem crazy to others. When that happens, you do it. Listen to your instincts and ignore everything else. Ignore logic, ignore the odds, ignore the complications, and just go for it.”-Judith McNaught