“There is no future, there is no past. I live this moment as my last. There’s only us. There’s only this.
Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. No other road. No other way. No day but today.
I can’t control my destiny. I trust my soul, my only goal is just to be.
There’s only now, there’s only here. Give into love, or live in fear. No other course, no other way.
NO DAY BUT TODAY.”
I think this quote encapsulates how I try and live my life. Now with that being said I have often felt complacent and stuck in a rut. I was perfectly content to let the world pass me by. But as I grow older, and have had more life experiences, I’ve come to realize how short life can be. Carpe diem! Seize the day! I don’t ever want to wonder, “what if” or have any regrets.
As with anything though abiding by and following the quote’s message can be difficult, and I am only human. There are times when being shy and having social anxiety have prevented me from participating in activities and/or meeting people. Even to this day walking into a room filled with people I don’t know scares the crap out of me.
So does seizing the day mean I go and take ridiculous risks? No, hardly. I am still careful and cautious. I am still hesitant and shy. I just remind myself… there’s no day but today and in doing so it makes me go want to go and try new things, meet more people, and make more memories…