On rare occasions, I would take solitary excursions to the city to just wander and buy stuff that I need. Typically, I would take a conventional bus ride (and I would love a seat by the window). I like the bus because it is like an ampule of diversified souls on a trip to different realms—a carousel of people from all walks of life. It is a flask filled with a fusion of various scents, like expensive perfume and shampoo, stinking feet and fish, reeking underarm and sweat.
Fortunately, on a drizzly morning, I found an empty seat on the bus where I thought I could see some relaxing landscapes. While clinging on to my backpack and trying to shun the frigid breeze infiltrating the window, I was perturbed by the issues prowling in my mind like a nauseating pestilence I needed to get purged. But I was awakened from my woolgathering by the bus conductor when he asked for my ticket.
Looking back at the panoramas along the way, I contemplated on how my life had been for the past three years. I realized I haven’t accomplished anything of remarkable importance. When I relatively gave up my writing career, I felt I made a chasm of desolation deep within me. Honestly, I pined for the typical days in a cubicle—with all my crazy but gifted colleagues—devising and creating masterpieces to get paid luxuriously. I missed the sound of clacking keyboards and the blending of wordplay and marketing strategies of call center agents on the floor. I also missed the aroma of bottomless coffee, the infrequent splurge of pizza, and the sporadic chinwag with my teammates and other friends. Life, however, has many realities.
No matter how cruel life is, we still want to enjoy every little happiness we can get anyhow. Well, who doesn’t enjoy the best things that life could offer? We all do. There are inevitable instances, however, that we find ourselves wanting to do something to escape life for a minute. If you had come to that point in your life, you need to dissect your life more closely. That instead of trying to decipher the means of escape, try on working out the best means for making your life more gratifying. Just try to be happy with yourself and the things that you do. If not, I think it’s a good time for a change.
Every aspect of life has its own pressures. At work, we are sometimes pressured to get fragmentary tasks done and times like this trigger emotions to run astronomically high. By experience, it can make everyone panicky and frazzled and leads to breaking out of squabbles. Situations like this call for motivation—to focus on the tasks at hand and not on the petty arguments. Always remember that you are not required to prove anything to anyone. Sometimes we need more time in some tasks to create something of exceptional worth. So when you are at this situation, always keep your blood pressure down. Keep your cool and don’t spend your time in futility.
Sadness is a human reality. It comes in different terms, but whatever you may call it, this reality can happen to everyone. Sometimes, we feel abandoned. At times, we feel lost. But there are also occasions when we feel sad for no reason at all. Normally, we will look for ways to combat the blues. Sometimes, gadgets are not enough to subjugate this sulk. The best way to fight it is to be with friends, get out and do the diversionary tactic. Don’t ever think about recoiling; instead, do some inner work and arise from the gloom.
Taking charge of your life and seeking for opportunities are no easy undertakings. The same with dealing with other people. Sometimes, being stern from the outside can be construed wrongly by other people. Your attitude, however, matters a lot in navigating the intricacy of life. Being optimistic really does magic in any challenge. This goes along with foresight, which is important if you would want to succeed. A friend of mine told me that she believes in destiny. Well, I don’t. I believe in hard work. Don’t rush. Carefully plan your every move so that everything will work out as you wish.
When was the last time you made changes to your life? Last week? Today? Well, most people try to modify the material aspects of their lives every day. What is important when doing this reformation is knowing how to take a look at those things that inspire us to create the life we are living today. Focus and evaluate the choices and decisions you’ve made. If you would really want to make that changes, make it happen. Just make sure that you are doing what you were meant to do—the kind of thing where you can utilize your talents and skills to the fullest.
Life is always on the go. No turning back. But there are always enough room for improvement and there is still time to expand your horizons. The bus ride was rewarding. It took me to realize that I need to keep up with the changing tides and make my life more meaningful and profitable, despite the odds.
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