Thursday, December 1, 2011

December please be kind.

Hey there Loves,  Happy 1st of December, I hope you have a wonderful day. I can't believe it's December, the days are flying, the fact that I'll be back in New York in less then two weeks is crazy, it seems my time in France is speeding by. I'm sitting with my puppy by my side, enjoying this beautiful December morning in Limoges, drinking my second cup of coffee of the day and looking forward to my run this afternoon. I absolutely love the mornings, when the world is waking up, and my thoughts are their freshest , for me it's the perfect time to write.

I guess with my 26th birthday rapidly approaching, yikes, it's this weekend, it got me thinking about where I am and where I eventually want to be with my running, my manfriend and our life together, my career (or lack there of, still searching for that perfect one). I am really focusing on living in the present moment, tackling each day and making the most of every hour that is given to me and becoming the best version of Meggie, living with less regrets. That's what I am dedicating my 26th year to, less worrying about the future and more living in the present moment, so I don't miss out on anything. I want to go after things that I've dreamed of, like a marathon personal best (it will happen this year), expanding this blog, mastering my yoga, being a better daughter, sister, girlfriend and friend, these are all things I can work on daily, which will have me living in the present. 

Last night Kyle and I had a big discussion about our future and our plan, and then I had to stop us both in our thoughts and say, "you can make plans, but life usually doesn't work like that." Maybe I was trying to be a realist, maybe it comes off like I am being a pessimist, but I am trying to focus on this moment, this day, being present, which will in turn create our "path". Not that I'm saying plans are bad, I am saying that if I went back in time to a twenty year old version of myself, my life now wouldn't even be a thought, I had other plans and those plans led to other plans that led to others and here I am, three days from turning 26, sitting in my living room in a small city in France writing to you saying, make less plans and just go out and do.  Focus on being a good person, and from there become better. You want to try something new? Well there is no time like the present to try it. Make the most of your life, make each chapter a knock out, make your story a best seller. 

I know I haven't left you with a quote in a couple of days but I hope today's makes up for it. If you've been reading this blog for awhile now you'd know I absolutely adore musician, Eddie Vedder. There is something about this man's voice that can put me in the best of moods, his songs and their words give me clarity, relax me and motivate me to keep striving towards my dreams. The quote I am sharing with you comes from Eddie's song, Long Nights, which was used in the soundtrack for the amazing movie, Into the Wild. Remember to live everyday, even on the days when nothing seems to be going your way. Challenge yourself to be better, to focus on now and that will get you to your future. 


I'll take this soul that's inside me now
Like a brand new friend
I'll forever know

I've got this light
And the will to show
I will always be better than before
-Eddie Vedder, Long Nights 


Barb said...

the into the wild soundtrack is one of Pawel's favorites! i love it too now, its just beautiful music :-)

Meggie said...

It's definitely in my top five for soundtracks! I love just having it on in the background. Happy December!

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