You Can’t Leave Where You Are Till’ You Decide Where You’d Rather Be

You can’t leave where you are until you decide where you’d rather be.

It’s quite the simple phrase.

But simple means more when you think hard enough.

It’s not that the definition changes. Simple still means simple, noncomplex. But really, how simple is it to be just that?

I don’t know how many times I’ve laid awake at night, thinking about how I’m unhappy with my life. Saying things to myself like, “wow, I need some change…Wow, I hate my job…I hate how messy my apartment is…I feel so stuck in my head…I really need to get out of this place” and etc. (Cause yeah, the list goes on, but this blog isn’t about listing my grievances)

Yet, I also don’t know how often I think about those things, get up the next morning, and do absolutely nothing about those problems.

Because it should be simple.

If I don’t like the way it is, I should change it.

I know it’s easier said than done.

It’s the reason I’m here babbling about it.

Because I’m working on it. I always want to better myself, but also, it’s refreshing to get rid of some of those pesky late night thoughts. For some, all it takes is honest motivation and a little bit of time. (And in the end I get rewarded with some peace of mind and little more sleep…yes please)

I know that some things I can’t change. But my mindset, I can.

And, as a (somehow) idealistic-realist, I understand that sometimes monetary status and unfortunate situations can get in the way of dreams. And it’s frustrating as hell.

But I still shouldn’t deem those things unattainable.

If I have a dream, I should go for it.

Because, considering what I dream isn’t malevolent or immoral, the only outcome of trying is knowledge, experience, success, or all three.

The opposition is nothing at all.

Overall, I can change the things I don’t like and I should try to attain my dreams, because the alternative is nothing.

And if I’m feeling doubtful,

It should occur to me,

That it really is quite simple,

If I take the time to breathe.

I can leave where I am.

Even when it’s hard to see.

But first I must decide…

Where it is I’d rather be.


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