what carpe diem means to me.

one of my earlier posts, but it’s what i wanted to say right now. i always end up thinking about things like this, during the beginning of spring/summer, when i find myself with all this time on my hands since school is out and i have to decide all the things i want to do during my wonderful break. ^-^

to me, carpe diem has always meant trying new things, seizing opportunities instead of letting them pass you by, and just stepping out of your comfort zone now and then. releasing your inhibitions. saying what you have to say, and doing what you want to do.

it doesn’t always have to be big, or scary. it just has to be something that you want to do. dreams don’t have to be big to be real. and it’s okay if your dreams don’t all come true. as long as you spend each day working toward something. anything. instead of living each day the same day as the one before that, and just letting time pass you by.

carpe diem is about realizing how precious each moment is. but just because each moment is precious, doesn’t mean that each of them have to be extraordinary.

they can be spent just hanging out with your family, or just taking some time by yourself to relax. that’s important too. 
just as long as you don’t lose sight of the fact that each day is a gift.

spend your life the way you want to, not the way others tell you. 
don’t be afraid of not conforming to the norm, but don’t be afraid to want the same things as others either. 
it’s okay to want a simple life. 
as much as it is to want an extraordinary one. 
just as long as its what you want it to be. 
and as long as it makes you feel like the time you spent here was worthwhile. if you can go to sleep each night feeling like there was at least something about the day worth remembering, that’s a day well spent.

personally, i believe that at the end of it all, if i can look back and think “wow, i’ve made some amazing memories here” i’d call that a success.


2 thoughts on “what carpe diem means to me.

  1. Pingback: carpe diem summer~ (2012) :) | rain sharmin • chasing clouds and catching stars

  2. My life is spontaneous 😀 I live in the moment and every moment is inevitable. Each day I wake up and I’m grateful I’m alive ヽ(^。^)ノ The toughest step in life is the first step out of bed. I love exploring new opportunities and cherishing the present ❤ As Albert Einstein says "The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion". I like to create connections rather than differences. Whether I venture through a new path in the forest or embrace the time spent with loved ones, happiness is a choice in the moment 🙂

    Life is a precious gift. I remember as a teenager travelling to the slums of Mumbai. I witnessed poverty, disease, famine and struggle 😦 Babies walking around naked begging for money, children with amputated arms (leprosy) starving on the streets, families living in cardboard shacks and militants carrying assault rifles on public sidewalks. People trying to survive day by day; go with the flow. I don't dwell on materialism. I am blessed I have a great life, family, friends, and freedom ☜(⌒▽⌒)☞ I appreciate every day like it's my last and choose to be an activist standing up for the people without a voice. I try to shine a light so bright that it illuminates the night 😀

    I walk the path that others can follow and listen to the wisdom of others 🙂 I learn something new every day. My purpose in life is to obtain and sustain happiness. Share and care for every soul. Make everyday count (/◕ヮ◕)/ My dream is to help others, change the planet, save the animals and rejuvenate the environment (・∀・) Today I saw an itsy-bitsy fly drowning in water. I could have walked away and totally forgot, but I rescued him/her and felt a little better. It's the little things that make a big difference ∩( ・ω・)∩

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