It’s nine-thirty at night on a cold, snowy Saturday. My family around me is seemingly busy with small tasks and pleasures (read: watching tv, baking slightly burnt cookies) and I have had a thought. A single thought that has been in my head for the past month or so. I want to start over. So, while my family keeps themselves occupied on this blustery day, my mind is in a constant whirl. I know I want to start over. I know I want to be happy again. But how?
The truth is, you don’t have to start over to be happy. What you have to do, is continue. Look back at your past, but only to see what you need to change to improve yourself. Look to the future, but don’t worry about every little outcome, as I have done before. All it does is keep you from living in the moment. In the now. And that is really all you have. So make it count. Continue.