Carpe Diem

We spend an awful lot of time passively assuming we’ll live forever. What I mean by that? Well… binge watching TV, or scrolling through various newsfeeds on social media. Staring at pictures from people we don’t know on Instagram. A movie marathon involving a series of movies we don’t even like that much.

We build this intricate web of routines. We do the same things over and over again. We want comfort. We want safety. We want certainty.

But we also crave adventure.

How many things have you already postponed for tomorrow?

How many plans have you exiled to a distant future? When you’ll be ready, when you’ll feel like it, when you’ll have the money, the connections,  the time, the courage?

Are you truly living the moment?

Or are you just thinking about the past? Daydreaming? Imagining stuff that you think will never happen and that only breaks your heart?

How many hours a day do you waste?

How many dreams do you push away because you are afraid? Because you keep telling yourself that there’s time.

Mark my words: there no such thing as time.

It’s a human concept. It’s in our imagination.

Are you absolutely certain tomorrow will come?

The sun will rise again, yes, but maybe not for you?

Let’s not cry about it. Huddle in a corner and hope for the best.

Let’s just think about it.

You think you have time, but there’s no certainty when it comes to that.

I tell you this from my own experience.

Because you know when you realize how fragile everything is? How you wasted so much time on meaningless things, meaningless people, meaningless conversations, and binge watching the hell out of Netflix?

When your world gets spin off its axis.

When you feel this urgency growing inside your chest.

When you feel like dying, when you are afraid to take the next step because it may be your last, that’s when you realize that you cared about the wrong things.

You actually thought you could live forever. That tomorrow is guaranteed.

And now you’ve run out of tomorrows.

Think about it.

Time waits for not man.

And neither should you.

Do what you want, before it’s too late. Don’t wait, don’t overthink it. Just go for it.

Don’t take time for granted. You’ll regret it. More than you can imagine.


  1. This is so true, thank you for writing this.

    I try to live each day in the moment and live for my true self, but I am guilty of focusing on the wrong things at times and not living my life to its fullest.

    It can be so difficult because we are often torn between doing what we NEED to do and doing what we WANT to do. It’s even harder when what we NEED to do isn’t what we really WANT to do.

    i am reblogging this. I needed to read this today and I need to be reminded of this always.

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  2. Reblogged this on Cynthia Hilston – Author & Blogger and commented:
    How true this is. If there’s something you want to do, make it happen. I wasted years dreaming of being an author, and now I am! When I sat down with the intention of writing for at least 15 minutes per day of original stuff, I made miracles happen, if you will. Now, three years later, I have two published novels, a third later this year, two full first draft manuscripts, working on another, two short stories going out in anthologies later this year (one of which won third place in a contest), have attended a writers group at my library for two years, have made numerous wonderful friends who are writers… The list goes on. Had I now decided to stop waiting, I would be where I am today. I couldn’t have known three years ago where that one decision would take me. So live your life, embrace your dreams, and make those dreams reality!

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  3. There is no ‘wrong’ thing to do in life in my opinion other than to get to the end of it and be full of regret. Having ambition and wanting to change the world is great for some but if lying on the grass and listening to the world makes you happy – do that. I watched someone I loved beyond all measure die and the one thing it has taught me is that life is too short to search for anything other than happiness.

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  4. Wow…epic…truth be told!!! Living 2 lives is what we do most of the time. We are often divided when we are faced with hard choices. You indeed brought that across in your creative piece!! I love it…it’s a reality wake up call!!

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  5. This is true. We prepare to live and don’t live. We procrastinate and we don’t do what we truly want to or have to do now. This blog post must be like a necessary wake up call for many…Thank you for inspiring us, Cristian!

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      1. But as you already said – time doesn’t exist, it’s a human concept, so actually, it’s only ourselves that can’t fathom how short our lives are, especially when we do things like look back through history, or to the stars, or the depths of the oceans… we have an average of just 70 years on this planet, and most of us don’t even know how to spend that time living! Or can’t, because they don’t have that choice… #randommusings

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    1. But we can change all that by doing work we love and getting paid for it.

      Lots of people think they have no choice. We always do. It’s simple. But the choice is not working 8 hours a day at something you hate or working the same 8 hours at something you love. It’s more like having to work 12-15 hours a day at what you love…


  6. This entire article hit me so hard, I can barely make words. It took me a couple of minutes to regain my consciousness of the present moment because all I could think about was how much time I have wasted in the past. You’ve made me want to delete Netflix altogether. Thank you so much for writing this blog. It is exactly what I needed to read.

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