Living vs. Existing

Have you ever felt like time is passing but nothing seems to feel right or make you happy? Have you ever not felt like doing anything because you felt like nothing could be changed and it was just how life went?

Well if you have been feeling this way because of something, you may feel like you are simply existing and not actually living your life. Sure, we are all technically alive but alive and living are very different. You can be alive and exist at the same time or you can be alive and living at the same time. To me at least, the two are very different.

If you feel like you aren’t living your life the way you want to live it, then change it. Something may seem like it can’t be changed but in all reality, almost anything can be changed. And if it can’t, then your outlook on it can change.

For me, that is how it has been in school. I find education valuable. But when I am not in class or doing work or blogging, I am watching Netflix or just filling time. College has been kind of iffy for me since the start. But last Sunday I decided that I have had enough. I was going to change the problem.

Today, I went to an office to change the residence hall I am currently in. That was a start. Things weren’t working out in the dorm I am currently in so why not try another dorm? That would give me the opportunity to meet new people and maybe have things turn out better than they have in my current residence hall.

I am also going to start working again. This would force me to get some time out and about, other than in my residence hall on campus. That would give me another opportunity to meet people and maybe change how things are going.

The minute I started to put ideas into play, I felt this sense of relief. Let me tell you: that sense of relief made me feel like something may actually work out when it comes to getting out more and meeting new people. I am so excited for what is to come and for the positive changes that I will make happen. I want anyone who has been feeling like they are simply letting time pass to feel the sense of relief  and for them to know that they will begin to truly live their life again if they change the situation they’re in.

It may feel like things can’t change, but they can. You can change it. You can do it. Don’t settle for anything less than what you feel that you need or deserve.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Giulia says:

    Really love this post! x

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you! I’m glad you loved it!(:

      Liked by 1 person

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