So a couple of weeks ago I was going through my teen diaries, reliving those awesome days of discovery and wonder. The days when everything and everyone seemed truly and totally amazing. As a kid, I had decided to keep yearly diaries with the vision that I would one day write my memoirs and blow the whole world away with tales of my fantastical adventures and beguiling escapades (that day is yet to arrive but hold that thought)… So, I came across days when I had written stuff like, “Lucy did blah then told Sarah what happened even though she promised not to and then Sam found out and, OMG it all got out of hand and I am literally going to die!” (I know what you are thinking, fourteen year old me was such a drama queen! Well guess what? Pretty much nothing has changed! Ha!) Everyone needs a bit of drama in their lives, wouldn’t you say? Be it real or contrived, it does get the adrenaline pumping and adds just that little bit of excitement to otherwise mundane affairs. Anyway, I digress.
What I found hilarious though was that I could not for the life of me remember who the fudge Lucy was, or Sarah and Sam for that matter! These people who seemed to have had a huge impact on my life at that time, huge enough to make me feel like the entire universe would come crashing down in an instant. Not surprisingly, there were lots of similar entries, all depicting similar scenarios, all with me thinking it was the end of the world as I knew it and yet again I had absolutely no recollection of what I was going on about. Funny, isn’t it? Bet you know what I am going to say next, don’t you? Yep, this is the bit where I get all philosophical and tell you the moral of the story, which of course will absolutely change your life and it is, wait for it: YOLO!! Kidding!!!
What I actually mean to say, and this is just my opinion, is don’t sweat the small stuff or the big stuff for that matter because guess what? What doesn’t kill you makes you fatter, or thinner and it just might make you stronger too. Whatever hard times you may be going through today will be a distant memory one day in the future, a blip on the pages of your history; and the good times? well the good times are here to stay. When things are rough, simply remember, ‘this too shall pass!’ Okay now I’m just reeling off cliches!!
All in all, it is great fun going through my old journals and remembering how things were back in the day. So the next time something fun is going on around you? Quick! Grab a pen and write it all down in extreme detail or better yet, grab a notebook and start a blog post because as life goes, you just never know…
Aimez votre vie!!!