I saw this today on the Crazy Sexy Cancer blog: Plan for a long future but live in the moment.
It prompted me to write today's post.
Isn't that life, really? We are always trying to plan, plan, plan and have to-do lists and this and that AND try to live in the moment. It's a balance and a challenge. For so long, I did not have a "future" or even long-term plans. I had plans for that day and that was a blessing. It's been a strange concept for me grasp-a future. And now, 4 1/2 years since it was not expected that I was supposed to make it, I realize I have a future-how long, none of us really knows.
So, I'm still somewhat in the mindset to live each day-doing something I want and taking time for myself and loving my friends, fiance and family as much as I can and making time for them because that is what is truly important. And now, I tentatively plan for my future, knowing that at any moment, it can change as it has so often...the starting and stopping of school many times, the health "bumps", etc. That's part of the reason I (if plans go as planned) I will end up with 3 small degrees-associate's in interior design, bachelor's in studio art and art therapy and a master's in art therapy because at any point, I could stop and be ok with that! I am just estatic to be finally earning the associate's in May. I realized I have been at this school on and off for 6 years! I'm finally reaching a goal and the journey has been wonderful in many ways!
Today, I am grateful to be so close to graduating, for new beginnings and endings, for the beautiful snow, friends, family and support from them all!! Love you all!!