What I know right now as I become older and my days seem to be passing by more quickly is that I recognize, and more importantly, appreciate, what works for me and what doesn’t.
I know it is important to step away from those who only offer shadows of personality and character.
I know that my time is probably better spent alone rather than with someone who isn’t present. I know to trust my instincts and listen to my life song – all those quiet, subtle whispers that only I can hear.
I know that reflecting on the past isn’t a bad thing, if it means not repeating a mistake.
I love listening to the life stories of others, but I know I don’t need to tell everyone, everything about myself. I know I’m not interested in uninformed opinions, so I rarely seek them. I know that quality counts for everything, quantity should only serve a purpose. I know that I’d rather keep trying than to stop and be left to wonder what could have been.
I know that being outdoors exploring is important. Treasured gifts can be found in challenging new trails to hike, whimsical shops to wonder through, quietly enchanting neighborhoods that are populated with family-own restaurants, century old homes, and are guarded by trees as tall as giants.
I know that having new ideas can be everything. I know that creativity should not be blocked.
I know that having one good friend is worth more than a handful of friendly acquaintances. I know that it sucks to have a broken heart, but I also know that all things come to pass.
I know what matters. To me. Right now. And that counts for everything.