Life is too short

In the past I have found myself just sitting, sitting doing nothing. Wasting precious time to literally do noting but sit. Recently I had the huge realisation that life is just too short to be wasting time, life is too short for me to be someone I’m not and nothing is going to wait for me.

I spend so much time worrying what people will think if I do/say/write something that I barely get anything done. What a waste of time! It has taken me 19 years to understand just how much of a waste that is and boy is it scary. All the people I have loved but never told is terrifying and now I will never get that opportunity again, this needs to change.
Not just for me though, we all need to just get on with everything the best we can and stop wasting the precious time we have left in the world. All the times you stop yourself from telling someone you are in love with them, only to find out month later they have felt the same all of that time – change it. Tell people how you feel, if they feel the same brilliant, if hey don’t you can move on and get over them.
All of those times you have postponed something big, like applying for further education or a new job – do it anyway. The worst that can happen is rejection, and if you were willing to out it off then that shouldn’t bother you too much! If you get accepted you will NEVER look back and regret applying, even if you don’t take the job or place you will still have the confidence to know you can do it.
Life is so short and we really need to be taking our lives to another Level and really LIVE rather than leading a a chilled out life where nothing ever happens until it’s too late. That only leads to regrets and regrets only hold you back.

Author: Jodie Paterson

I'm Jodie Paterson, a 24 year old Edinburgh based blogger! Born and raised in Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire, I quickly grew a passion for writing, photography and many other creative ventures due to the beautiful Scottish landscapes that surrounded me, and I'm now 5 years in to my blogging journey and still absolutely loving it!

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