Living in the present ⏳
I took the picture 2 autumns ago in France, in the “vallée de la Loire”, where I lived for a few years.
Many people from around the world travel to see this place for the castles and the wine. They say it’s nice.
At first, I just didn’t care about it, I was here to work and save money for my travels. But after a few years, I really hated everything about this place (ok... except for the wine and cheese 🍷😋).
I just wanted to leave, and I considered that every second keeping this job and living there was one moment of freedom lost forever.
And I hated this feeling. I honestly physically felt the time I was losing, as if it was hitting me a bit more every day. Stealing my energy, stealing my youth.
My body was still in France but my mind was already far away, living an adventure of its own, wandering in an abandoned temple in the jungle or watching the stars at night in the desert. 🌌 🌵
And guess what. I am now at the other side of the world, living the adventures I was dreaming about. And I still have this feeling. That I am consumed by the time.
So I make plans. I define strategies to be able to follow my mind where it wants to go, because there are and there always will be more dreams, more plans, more ideas.
It’s not always that good to be a dreamer, because when your mind constantly travels in the future, you forget to live your life, the extraordinary life you want, for which you’ve been working so bad. It’s here, in front of you, but you don’t see it. The present sometimes just disappear.
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