Vents by Jess: Longing for the future

Consistently across several life stages, I’ve found myself longing for the future and having to remind myself to be present and enjoy the “right now”. Like when I was 12, I wanted nothing more than to be 16 and be a teenager. And when I was in high school, I wanted to be in college and feel true freedom. And when I was in college, I wanted to be an adult and start a life for myself. There was always something I could think up that kept me from enjoying living in the present. Something that was missing that I had to wait for. Especially lately with graduating college, I chalked so much of it up as planning for the future. But you have planning, and you have obsessing. And it’s so crazy to me that I’ve made that mistake so many times over so many years, always wishing I could fast forward to a different point in my life and never learned to just live in the moment. It’s a cycle that I never actually break, never truly learn from, and always end with regret.

We want the future because it’s elusive and mysterious. It’s filled with possibilities and the potential for greatness in ways that feel so unattainable where we are now.

But we forget that today is filled with the potential for greatness too.


5 thoughts on “Vents by Jess: Longing for the future

  1. I get what you feel. I’ve been feeling a bit hopeless because of the covid situation especially since I had plans for myself right after college but now that we’re all stuck in our homes I can’t help but feel lost. Though like what you said about today having the potential of greatness too, I’m trying to stay positive and making the most of staying at home. Glad to know that i’m not the only one feeling this way. Stay safe and good luck to you! 🙂

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  2. This is truly amazing and really spoke to me. I feel the same way, always looking at what the next thing in my future might hold, great reminder to focus on the present moment, because we can never get that back. Thank you so much for sharing 💕

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