I went away last week, and I think LIFE kind of hit me. We tend to
use the expression "back to reality" an awful lot. Last week I went
away with friends, I met new people, I belly-laughed so hard it
made me cry. Life was good, so why is it that the expression 'back
to reality' always seems to be to used when a good time is coming
to an end? Why isn't 'reality' a good thing? I work, and now I am
going to grad school. I am not stupid enough to believe that these
things aren't important, but I guess the question that comes to
mind is why have they become SO important? Why is the 'reality' of
our lives so boring and predictable? I know this is something
that's never going to change, I know the only reason I was able to
go away was because I worked to save up the money to pay for it,
but I think deep down we should all try to live our lives like we
are on vacation. I think each day we should spend time with our
friends, be open to meeting new people, and laugh so hard that it
hurts. The 'reality' of the situation we are in is that no matter
how much money we make, or how many years of school we attend, the
things that matter are the people we are with, and the moments
that, weeks, or even years from now, we'll look back on with
fondness and smile. Each day is a chance for us to make a memory.
And the 'reality' of that is that we never know when it's going to
be our last.
I know I sound naive, I guess I'm just annoyed.