Wednesday, 29 March 2017


Like many 20-somethings (I'm sure) I often feel like I'm living in the 'someday'.  I'll be making dinner trying to maneuver around a roommate's dirty dishes and I'll think "someday I'll have my own place" or I see posts from friends and their partners and I think "someday, probably when I'm not skating all the time, I'll have time to meet someone" or, on the other end of the spectrum, I think about my life and think "someday I'm going to have to get a real job."

I think the problem with focusing too often on the 'someday' is that it can take focus away from the 'now'.  I have to remind myself that although I still have to live with roommates, I can't afford certain luxuries, I have very little time for a social life, and I have yet to finish post-secondary school of any kind I still have a lot of very good things happening right now.  I have a kind of blind optimism that someday all the things that are missing from my life now will work themselves out but things aren't so bad now either.  I'm lucky to be able to skate full-time, I have a supportive family and good friends (even if I can't see them as often as I'd like), and I do have a plan for my future even if I'm not in a place right now to pursue that plan.

Lately I've been catching myself whenever I start to think about the 'someday' and trying to do whatever I can to try to bridge the gap between 'someday' and 'now' and I've always been of the mind that life is long and there's plenty of time for me to figure out all those personal/career things that are weighing on my mind but (unfortunately) there's a limited window for skating, I can only do that now.

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