What is the different between living and existing? For starters, we all exist. Some more than others. We exist till the day we share our last breath. Till the day our bodies finally choose to rest. This usually means we are going through the motions of life, scared of taking up too much space. We're that polite human on a crowded sidewalk that shifts to the side because we don't want to brush up against any strangers. We fear being too close to others, because then we have to talk. Talking means thinking, and thinking leads to worrying, and worrying can be another way of caring. Oh no, not me, I don't have time for that. Maybe during the holidays or thanksgiving when it's more expected, but on those off days during the rest of the year, I truly can't be bothered with another thing on my to-do list. We're comfortable. Getting by is the new trend and society sure makes it seem like its never going out of style. But living, on the other hand. It demands to be noticed. It's the homeless man on the side of the road that says "God bless you" to everyone, even those who give him nothing. It's the lack of all of the trivial details and throwing that daily planner out the window. It's the act of listening to people's messy life stories and knowing you're exactly in the same boat. We're all crashing against the waves of this world just trying not to drown. But living looks a lot more like instead of hoping for smooth sails, choosing to embrace the rough waters when they come. I want to live y'all . Existing doesn't cut it. It never will. So let's not do this alone. Let's take on these waters together, shall we?