But the good news about realizing how short life is is you give less fucks about things that used to matter, like why someone doesn’t like you or where to buy pants that actually fit. You also lean into moments more. Appreciate the little things. And things that used to piss you off don’t, as much. You’re able to let go and let bygones be bygones.
I used to live in a state of panic. Always. Thought the sky was always falling. After a few decades, I’ve learned to trust my story. Like #26, nothing is permanant. And if you accept that, you will accept change even if it’s difficult because difficult is also not permanant. I like the word “float” in the song because that’s how I choose to look at life. And by “float”, I don’t mean powerless or do nothing. I mean not holding onto things that will keep you stuck and drown you. Let go of the rock. Allow the current of life take you where you’re supposed to go. This leads me to my next know,
I used to worry so much about the push back I would recieved from others from my choices. Friends, family, co-workers, girlfriend. It’s not that I care less today but I’ve learned over the years that everyone will adjust. You can’t make everyone happy. You just can’t. It’s impossible and you’ll die trying. So you have to start with you and your truth. Everyone will adjust. ← I even turned it into a tee shirt as a reminder. And if they don’t, then you have to ask yourself if they really care about you and your journey.