In the movie Click, we get to see the humbling, amazing actor, Adam Sandler play a stressed-out, workaholic who wanted to simply fast-forward through the parts in life that he no longer wanted to “deal with.” The concept, while great and all, leaves him feeling empty, alone, and hammered with the realization that his life has come to a screeching halt. He got what he wanted though, did he not? He just forgot the importance of being a bit more specific when asking for “something” when unaware just what that may entail and just how important it is to “be in the moment.”
Look, we have all been there and I am currently residing in a “nearly-there” point in my life as well. Sometimes, just pressing fast-forward or even “pause” would be great and feels like a very tempting “button” to press. Though, what would you be missing on your journey?
Sure, you may avoid a lot of mistakes, possible “failures”, heartbreak, loss, pain; though, how will you know what you can gain, what you are capable of gaining if you never even try? Take if from someone who can truly relate – I have spent years getting to the point to be less of an echo and more of a voice.
To truly accept myself and break away a big part of what made me feel like I “fit-in”, in society has been no easy task. I have had to look at the deepest, darkest pieces of my life puzzle, put them all together, only to rip them apart and start all over again. But, would I change it? The simple answer is “no, I wouldn’t.” Moreover, what parts of me did and do have to change? Not for anyone else except for myself. Continue…