Fast Sundays 25: Life On Repeat?

Day 175/365: Are You Living The Same Life Over And Over Again?

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Fast Sundays: Every Sunday, I write a 300 words post on different topics of interest, after starring at the blank laptop screen for 3 minutes. Whatever pops into my mind at the end of the 3 minutes mark, that’s what I’ll scribble below.

I saw this quote in a post on Instagram:

“Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life”

It sent shivers down my spine. My parents lived in two ages, the Communism and the Democratic Romanias. For the majority of their lives, they did nothing but go to work, come home, cook dinner, eat and then go to bed.

For me, that sounds like a pretty bad way to live your life. Yes, you might come with a counter and say “they’ve raised you, you fat prick” and you would be right, but only partially. I don’t think raising a child should be an excuse for a repetitive life. I think it should be a motivator to travel more.

Freedom means a life well lived

For me, I’m not working as my parents did. No month, no week, not even one day is the same as the next one. My projects are always different, my clients change and my income fluctuates from one month to the next. I never get up at the same hour, I never eat in a cantine and I never have to worry about my boss screaming at me because he’s a frustrated idiot.

Sure, this liberty comes at a cost, because each of the benefits from above has a downside. I can have 5 clients in a month and then have a dry one, with one or even no clients whatsoever. This means I can have months when I make thousands of bucks but also months with literally no income.

I have to adjust and to save big bucks from the good months in order to be fine financially. And yes, freelancing can become a bit lonely at times, but I don’t feel like it because I’m always on the run after I’m done with my tasks.

Life has to be spontaneous

The main idea is, this lifestyle of mine makes my life years very different from one another. A life worth living is one full of surprises, while still keeping the basics on a linear note. While you care about your health and family, you leave the rest, work, money, travel and so on, to be taken care off by chance.

This is the only way to be satisfied, hopefully, when you’re old and looking back at how you spent your fast life. Because at 75, your life will seem like a day long, and the only memories that will come back to you are the ones which you made spontaneously. You’ll never think about the jobs you had, but about the places you’ve seen and experienced.

You’ll remember the spontaneous things you did, not your daily tasks. You’ll recollect the brave stuff you finally gathered the courage to go for, not the stuff you were too scared to even try.

A spontaneous life is a life worth living.

Thank you for your time!

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