I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how even though our day to day lives are pretty much always the same, everything can change in just a moment. Like, that book I’m reading, “Quiet,” opens with a description of Rosa Parks on that bus. She set so much in motion and, well, changed the world that day. But think about it: she was just going home from work. She woke up that morning and it was literally any other day.
It's just crazy to me that everything can change in a moment, and the you six months from now could have a totally different life than the you today. I mean, it's a crazy thought, but also a very positive one.
I’m about to go off to my first ever acapella competition. Like, I'm leaving tomorrow. So I've got all sorts of crazy thoughts in my brain. There are lots of times we think we’ve lost an opportunity forever. Like, after I didn’t get into to my college acapella group the first six times. I sort of thought, oh well, better just accept this is never happening. Guess it just isn’t in the stars for me. Until February of this year, my boyfriend rather casually mentioned that there’s one nearby welcoming new members. And now I actually get to go do this thing I've been dreaming about for years.
I know how I sound. “Inspirational” and obnoxious. But this is always one of those things I’ve actually found inspirational—at least, when it’s coming from my own brain and not a pretentious outsider. So I hope I don’t sound pretentious. It’s just cool that we have no idea what’s next, and everything really can change in a moment.