'Everywhere that you cruise, every world that you rule, every line that you say has its time and its place. Every stare that you see, everyone that you meet, every line that you say has its time and its place, yeah.' - Last Dinosaurs
Have you ever just stopped in your tracks and thought, 'Wow, here I am and this is now.' I suppose that's what the true effect of this song had on me. Heck, that's the effect life has had on me recently. The circumstances I'm currently placed in now would be deemed unexpected and unlikely by past Rachel. Nonetheless, I am so goddamn happy. Who would've thought I'd be the best of friends with certain people? Who would've thought that day-by-day, I'd be having the time of my life? It's all thanks to the quirks of life. If I'd never have taken the chances or thrown myself into the moment, I'd never be where I am now. But right now, I am completely fine with everything.
I have been reflecting a lot on events since 2014 started. (It's been a year of spontaneity, and reflection, haha.) It's been all been too good to be true - I mean, of course there are cracks and faults along the way but there are so many things to be thankful for. Adventures with new people, little things, everyday privileges, eating well and heathy have all been a part of the wonderful experience thus far. Just actually going out and living my life is absolutely brilliant. I can't ask for more.
Oh, and quite a while ago I indulged in a movie marathon. One movie I especially adored was About Time, a classic, charming movie about time travel. Its life lessons are incredibly valuable, and something I can definitely relate to. So let me tell you: Make the most of your time, anywhere you are. Time is inconceivably passing, and one second could mean changing the course of your fate. And with that, I leave you with food for thought . . .
'I just try to live every day as if I've deliberately come back to this one day, to enjoy it, as if it was the full final day of my extraordinary, ordinary life. We're all traveling through time together, every day of our lives. All we can do is do our best to relish this remarkable ride.' - Tim Lake (About Time)