I wrote this piece quite some time ago and I feel like I have changed a lot since. I feel more mature and less bold today, one year and a half later. Still, there is some true in what I wrote and it is the force that brought me where I am now, apart from guiding me all the way and making me jump when I had to. In a way, I am soooo attached to my older self and I want to share and value her thoughts. The way they helped me, they might be helping someone else, too, maybe one of you. Here we go:
If you could snap your fingers and make a wish, where would you want to be?
If the answer is not “right here, right now”, then you might want to seriously rethink your life before it’s too late. Of course, it’s not always possible and life is not rosy. Still, somehow there must be a way out and you’re the only one who knows it: you don’t get all those dreams just to waste them and, remember, if it was easy, everyone would be doing it.
Imagine your life in ten years. It won’t take up much of your time. Close your eyes and don’t think of anything, just feel it. Do you like what you see? Now, in twenty years. Now, when you are very old. Do you still like what you see? How does it feel?
Now imagine you are little again. Can you remember how you wanted your life to be back then? If you do, great. If you don’t, I am sure your answer to the question above was not “right here, right now”. Still, you might want to make an effort and remember what you would have wanted to become as a child. Does it match the image you now have of your life in ten, twenty or more years? If it does, you are a very lucky person. If it doesn’t, you should know you are still on time to make a change.
And you should also know that, once you jump, your life is never going to be the same again. But, I promise, every day of it, be it accompanied by pain, joy, disappointment, happiness, frustration or inner peace, will feel right.