The Great Escape

Life get’s complicated; life get’s overwhelming; life get’s unbearable. With your back against the wall, the beauty of choice proves to be a blessing—you have the choice to temporarily walk away and escape from the havoc. Some use exercise, some use socialization, some use sex… the list goes on. My escape isn’t unique, but it gives me relief—all that matters.

Life gets enduring; I’m constantly on the grind. Personally, nothing brings the sheer satisfaction compared to hearing music and writing a blog entry, personal reflection, or a diagnosis of my emotions of the day. It works for me; no one will ever understand the joy writing while listening to music gives me.

I encourage you to find your own escape. What grants you the serenity to relax and level out emotions? What relaxes you after a day of continuous anxiety?

Find your escape. Indulge in it… You deserve it.

The Retrospective Perspective

Live in the moment– that’s where life happens. An experience nonetheless, but what if you relive the moment a second time? Analyzing, writing about, or explaining gives the opportunity to undergo that moment again– in retrospect– sometimes proving more beneficial than before.

We learn from our decisions and the experiences that result. Exhilarating at the time, some of the moments never receive a second thought. We live in the moment, captivated by the immediate illusion in front of us, but if we take the extra second to reflect, you see the light for what it truly is. From a retrospective perspective you truly grow and mature. Take the accumulation of the high and low points of my life…

High points accompanied by confidence, satisfaction, cheers, and congratulations rebalance the disappointments of low points consisting of shame, defeat, malevolence, and demoralization, living each instance emotionally and thoroughly. Yet, in retrospect, I see the history of me and how I’ve progressed. I see the moments of prevalence; I see the moments of vanquish. Every happening that challenged my ability to either stay hopeful or stay humble, when analyzed in retrospect, tell me who I am. How did I get there? How did I act? How did I grow from thereon? Did I learn from it? Did I mature from it?

“A retrospective perspective grants you the ability to learn once again from preceding experiences– through this vantage you see what was meant to be seen.”