– Elizabeth Barrett Browning
March 6, 1806 – June 29, 1861, English Poet
How we live our lives each and every that make our tomorrows. What we do today dictates how the rest of our lives will unfold.
It took me a long time to realize it and I spent a great deal of my life being self-indulgent. I slept in; I drank more than I should have; I didn’t always exercise the way I needed to and I rarely got enough sleep.
I’m not sure how or when I began to reign in my obsession of living in the moment without caring what would be for the next day, but it was a gradual process. I remember deciding to spend more time at home, but I’m not sure what triggered the decision. I went from being out every night of the week in my 30’s to rarely going out once a week, then once a month.
I began to seek out individual relationships with those I enjoyed being around rather than being around groups of people who wouldn’t have noticed whether I was there or not.
Slowly, I began to gain control of my life, allowing each and every day to have a purpose and every purpose have a deeper meaning.