Stop wishing your life away. Stop waking up every morning and wishing it was Friday. Do things now. Go out on a Tuesday night and forget you have a 9am or work the next day, do that daring thing on your bucket list. Quit sitting around and being miserable, if you are unhappy then do something to fix it. Why waste any more time being unsatisfied with yourself or your life?
I used to believe that the only hope there was in life was looking forward to things. I would wish my days away because all I was looking forward to was the future, the time when I would be in a place or with people that would make everything better. But I now know that I was wrong. Sure it's nice to have things to look forward to, but you can't depend on them. I would waste my winters wishing for June and I wished away my high school years yearning for college. But you can't simply cure what you are feeling or experiencing by ignoring the present moment. Life is what you make it, and honestly it would be a damn shame if you wasted your life wishing to be someplace else.
So have dreams and make plans for the future, but don't let them take away from where you are right now. I remember a specific night this summer I was watching the sunset on the jetty with one of my best friends. We were watching the sun melt into the horizon and she turned to me and said, "Do you know how lucky we are?" And I smiled and said "It's a good life we have." That will honestly always be one of my fondest memories, because it's true. Be where you are and be who you're with. These people who are important to you right now, let them be your world because in 10 years from now who knows where life will take you.
Your life is a book. You have to read every single chapter in order to get the most out of the story, you can't just skip to the last page. Write your story. You cannot erase the past but you can change the future. Stop waiting for everything to fall into place because who the hell knows if it ever will. Stop waiting for the person you like to ask you out, if you want something bad enough then go after it. Take control of your life and live it like every day is your last.
If you had a friend you knew you'd never see again, what would you say? If you could travel one last place where would it be? If you could do one last thing for someone you love, what would it be? If you looked back on your life what would you regret not doing? Say it, do it, don't wait. Nothing lasts forever. Stop waiting for Friday, live your life now.
What are you waiting for?