Let’s talk a bit about wishes. In my head, this is what making a wish vaguely looks like: (sorry not sorry)
Now, why I’m writing about this particular act is because everywhere I go, inside this imaginary world that we call the internet, I see “New Year Resolutions”. And these lists, are more or less, wishes.
This is my mind summing “wishes” up in one line:
Wishes are strange, aren’t they? Just small little fragments of a time one desires to live in.
To be honest with you, I have spent a lot of time making wishes. Every 11:11, full moon, fallen eyelash, just about every time I hear the phrase “make a wish”, a little part of me squeals at me to proceed, no matter how old I get. And most times, I do because hey, how harmful can it be, right?
Over a year ago, I read this quote very prettily typed out somewhere, that said:
We wish and wish
But all we do is wait.
It hit me really hard that I had done exactly that all my life. I had wished, and waited for reality to just magically throw at me what I wanted, as if it had been standing by, for me to say: “I wish…”, for ages! Ladies, and gentlemen, let me tell you one thing, that was the stupidest lie I had ever made myself believe.
This is where our beloved 2014 came in and kicked that misconception out of the window. Suddenly I found myself in an obstacle race, without even knowing it. One by one, I was forced to conquer each hardship that I came across. Only rule I knew was the most obvious one, that each obstacle I jumped, got me nearer to the next.
The other, more important thing that I learnt, however, was the farther into the race I ran, the bigger became my chance to find something I had wished for, tucked away behind the obstacle I had just jumped. Now I hope you are understanding what I’m saying here, because these hidden prizes made me fall in love with the thrill, and the excitement of running without a stop, ever curious about what I might find at the end of this mile, and ten more,
I realized soon, that 2014 was the BEST year I’d ever had, only because of the triumphs and victories that came after sheer hard work. I also realized that the obstacle race is never-ending, in fact it is my life, and yours, forever.
Don’t worry though, you will fall in love with it too, in due time, if you haven’t already. Just trust me when I say,
You can be the richest or most privileged man on Earth, but the joy of achieving something that started out as a little wish entirely on your own, is unmatchable.
I really hope 2015 is lovely for all of you and I. Here’s to a new year and new lessons to learn! 🙂