By: Halie Holland
“Live life to the fullest.” We hear this phrase all the time, but what does it really mean? I see it on social media constantly. We all strive to live to the fullest. Everyone has different goals and aspirations, but at the end of our lives, we all want to have completed our goals and achieved our dreams. But when can we say that we are satisfied with our lives?
The trips that we go on, the money that we spend, and the materialistic things like big houses and expensive cars are what the majority of people reference when defining a good life. Does it really, though? Will luxury items so many crave and value fulfill you?
I believe a life truly lived to the fullest life is defined by what you try to make of it. A change in perspective can do wonders for you. If you change the way you look at things, those things that you’re looking at will change. Take care of yourself as well, because you can’t live a happy life if you aren’t bettering yourself. Take that bubble bath, get that facial, go to the gym, make friends and go on spontaneous adventures. Be there for the people around you and go that extra mile. If your intentions are, for the most part, kind and pure, then you are on the right track.
I do understand that people make mistakes and things don’t always go as planned. Life is hard and can be draining to some. I often get discouraged when my personal life gets challenging. But we need to keep moving forward and make the most of what we have. When you get knocked down, get back up, and be more willing to fight. It is up to you to make that muffin a cupcake.
At the end of our time on this planet, we must not let what we did not complete define our lives. There’s a fine line between living the way you want to and completing ideas on a useless bucket list. Be spontaneous, take risks, break the rules, be kind, make memories, and have fun. You’re the author of your life. You have the power to make it the way you want to. Only you can determine whether or not you make the most of it.