Someone just posted the following reminder on facebook: “Live every day as if it were your last – enjoy every moment because you never know when the ride will end.”
I’ve heard it before and I’ll hear it again but today it came at a good time for me. I think that sometimes we all get burned out with whatever we are doing regularly. It could be our jobs, our hobbies, anything.
This week I’m feeling a little bit ‘over it’ as my teenage niece says. (Wow, I just quoted the younger generation. Now I’m feeling old. Gulp!) But when I read that post about enjoying every moment I remembered that there are things I really enjoy about what I do and I take great pride in my moments of success and if, or when, I move on to something else those moments are something I will remember with fondness and a little sadness that I am not doing that anymore.
I’ve been there before. I didn’t feel like restaurant management was my calling and there were aspects to it that weren’t the highlights of my life but I enjoyed interacting with the customers and having the responsibility of making sure the restaurant was running well. So, in essence, I guess – I liked doing a good job. I didn’t think about it before I started writing this blog but I guess that’s the through line in my jobs, whether I like them or not. I feel proud of doing a good job.
So when I read the reminder to enjoy every moment my mind goes to these things that I take pleasure in at work and in every aspect of my life and I remember to focus on the good parts of it and file them away in my memory for those days when I’m not doing this anymore and I feel like getting nostalgic.
Then I can look back and think, “Those were the days.” Hopefully I’ll have a long enough life that these days will become the good old days. But either way I’ll enjoy this moment like it could be my last.
PS – This is not how I’d like to spend my last moments, though, just so you know. I mean, if I get to have my way – I want to die doing something sexy and fun instead of reminiscing on the moments I’m reminding myself to enjoy. Just saying.