These, friends, are days of planning and chaos. Days of looking forward, living in anticipation, projected towards what we have planned and wished for us; and days that are all about the present, about proceeding with my eyes focused on my feet. Changes are happening, and sometimes, the thought of lifting my eyes and seeing the unknown paralyses me.
I am trying to stay positive, though, and hopeful. It takes a huge leap of courage to make change happen in life, even when we aren't completely happy with the way it is going. And I am learning from this man sitting next to me, that being content isn't just enough: that in this one life we get to live we need to be protagonists rather than spectators. I am learning that no change happens without a bit of thrill, and that fresh starts are never easy. I believe in these words he tells me, and I am proud of him for not wanting to settle down into something that doesn't represent him and make him feel worthwhile. No one should spend their life doing something that doesn't make them happy. I stand by this statement – it will be my mantra from now on.