How Much Of Life Are You Actually Living?
Earlier today I took some time out from my usual tasks and started work on organising my finances. I’m moving to Amsterdam (The Netherlands) in a few months so wanted to make sure I have enough money in place to cover my expenses. I’m going there for three months with one of my best friends, partly so I can enjoy a different culture and partly because we have some ideas for PluginID. Mind-blowing ideas. It’s nice to see that I already have enough money for the trip, so now I’m working towards other expenses like purchasing a Macbook and my planned trips to India and Argentina. As you would expect, just thinking about the future is making me ridiculously excited (people say that, honest) and this excitement is actually the inspiration for this post. There is no ‘problem’ as such in getting excited about the future, but it is a bit like playing a broken record. We’re always getting excited about the future. We’re always looking for that quick fix to make us happy. I’m writing this on a Saturday night (I have lots of work to do) and I’m already thinking about spending time with my family tomorrow when we go out for Father’s day. Just think about all the quick-fixes for happiness or entertainment we have in our lives that we wait for. This is just a short list but there are many more things that we commonly look forward to:
- Sex / Porn
- Meeting Friends
- Births (I’m going to be an Uncle soon)
- Once the baby is born, we look forward to the Christening or Birthdays
- Once it’s Friday we can’t wait until Saturday to hit the beach
- Once we’re out with friends we’re excited about putting our photos on Facebook