Quality of life.

Get your snorkels out, we’re diving deep today!

We get confronted with bad news every day. Be it in the media, from our neighbours or in our own family – bad things happen to good people all the time. A financial crisis, a health problem or a family tragedy; we cannot avoid the lows of life which sometimes make us question what someone did to deserve all this.

And it got me thinking about life and its quality. What are we on this earth for? A question which we might be never able to answer but which we should all think about for our own lives. Are you destined to be constantly overworked with your 16-hour-days and your weekends on standby? Is the small town life the one you were meant to live for the rest of your days? Wasn’t the world created to be seen, explored and captured in memories living inside our minds, solely ours to keep and cherish?

I know different people expect different things from their lives, and whilst I respect everyone’s views and plans, I will always encourage everyone to make the most of it. At the end of the day, at the end of it all, what will you regret most? Personally, I don’t want to picture myself sitting in a rocking chair on a porch, sipping my tea and counting my “What If”‘s. I want to smile at the “Oh Well”‘s. I want to look back and think about the time I spent all my savings on travelling to Australia. I want to remember the carefree nights spent with people who might not have stayed by my side all my life, or maybe they have, but in which I felt alive. I want to remember the days I spent dancing and laughing. I’d rather have an empty bank account but photo albums full of memories, and an endless amount of pictures in my head. I want to tell my grandchildren about how I fell madly in love with their granddad; I want to feel his hands drawing shapes on the back of my body like it was yesterday and remember how we made the world our oyster.

And whilst I want all of this for my own life, I wish nothing but the best for those who need it most. For those who struggle to break free from society’s conventions; for those who still feel obliged to be who their parents see them as and for those who are too scared. I was all of the above for too long, and I think I am finally at a point where I just want to be my own person. And I hope that everybody can live their lives exactly how they want it to.

Be who you want to be. Live your life how you want to. At the end of the day, you will regret too much and no one will thank you for it.

It can be over tomorrow, so start creating it today.

’til then x


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