Stop the Wait
I was thinking today about my mom and my grandmother who have passed, and I was reminded that we just do not have a whole lot of time here and we are not guaranteed anything. At the end of the day, you can't put more time on the clock, and you never know when your time is going to be up, so start cherishing the blessings you have around you and the people in your life. I do not say this to be morbid or make you afraid of death in any way. I say this so you will get a sense of perspective. It is so important for us to start doing things right now because we really just do not have enough time in the grand scheme of things to put things off.
Start loving yourself now. Start cherishing your family now. Start chasing your dreams and your goals now. Start pushing yourself to be the best version of yourself now. Stop putting things off and telling yourself you might eventually have time because you might not, and if you continue to put things off time and time again then you definitely won't have time.
The "forever" that we believe we have comes with an expiration date. We do not have forever. Everybody that you love has an expiration date. The crazy and sometimes scary thing about life is that for most of us we have absolutely no clue when that expiration date is set for. So if we want to do something then we have to just do it. If we want to tell someone how much they mean to us, that is not something you can afford to just procrastinate on, I am telling you.
A lot of people go through these times where we are sad and depressed, and I get it. I have had times where I felt depressed and couldn't motivate myself to do anything. That is okay and that is what makes us human, but we go through these rough seasons and during those times we start to forget how grateful we are and should be that we have certain things, certain people, or certain privileges in our lives. I just want to drill into your head how important it is to cherish those people that are with you and that are around you in your life. Create memories with the people you love and stop believing that you will eventually have time to make amends with someone you love because you are mad at them and you want to put off making things right with them.
Too many of us in this life always think that we are missing something. We always think that something whether it be a relationship, a job, an amount of money, or a degree - we start to think that once we get that thing that our life will be set and everything will be smooth sailing after that, but it never is. If you are chasing temporary things like that then you will always feel incomplete and empty. Life is about living now and loving what you have now. Stop waiting and start loving.
It all starts with you.