The only wasted experience is one you don’t learn from.
I have been saying that to myself a lot lately, especially because of the constant chiming of “what is your purpose” keeps me thinking in during the quiet moments. It’s summer now, but an adult summer, where the illusion of more free time is in conflict with the persistent regular work schedule. I have fallen prey to this belief, that since I am back in school, I would reclaim those precious summer moments that I adore. This has lead to this drop in motivation and drive in the hopes of a chance to breathe from the incredulous amount of work required for this program. So what happens, time slips away from me as I meander through the day, hoping for lightning to strike and feel okay again.
So again, what is my purpose right now? What is it that will fuel me to walk up that hill over and over again like the Sisyphusian task it is. The drive forward is like a marathon, the road stretches outward, and the mile markers are there but until I get close enough to see finish line my legs will still ache for home.
It feels like a promise from my past to my future self, one I know I will be thankful for keeping but ultimately my present self is doing all the work. So I find myself, sitting, losing this time because my mind needs a break but needing to push forward to prove that I can do it. That my time here is worthwhile. That at the end of the day I have something to speak for.
That’s harder said than done. Some mornings I wake up in a daze, as if I have pushed to the end and my mind is empty. I can’t do anything at all because everything just seems too distracting. I sit in my chair, the empty keyboard taunting me, hoping and praying that my fingers find the key and I can keep moving forward.
I’m slipping through time, losing it as a move forward. I need it though because time is the only thing that will save me from this era of discontent. What will I learn from this, and will it all be worth it?