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Coffee Breaks With ISLM: When I Grow Up...





Coffee Breaks With ISLM: When I Grow Up...


ISLM Writer: Sabista

As kids, we have so many dreams and aspirations, to become someone or do something that makes our heart content. Over the years of growing up and taking responsibilities, we forget what truly makes us happy and give into the monotony of life. We forget the passion that drives us and start living life like a chore. We ignore our talents to make a livelihood and get lost in the race of life. This results in unhappiness and living a life of regret. No matter what you do or how much you earn, you never really feel content until you do something that makes you happy. Passion drives a person and quenches the thirst of the soul.





We take time out for job, for family, for films and for social events, then why not for ourselves? It doesn’t have to be hours or day. It can be mere minutes to sketch an object you find so beautiful or stretch your vocal chords while singing to that song on the radio; it can be shaking a leg while making your breakfast to the song playing in the background or penning down your thoughts on a piece of paper while taking public transport. As long as the activity gives you happiness and makes your heart flutter with joy and excitement, do it, even if it means for 20 minutes a day. You cannot let your passion die under the weight of responsibilities because if a part of you dies, you can never revive it and you’ll never be the same.

We read quotes on Facebook or in books, we hear impressive dialogues in movies and think about these things for a day or two and then forget. It is not something that can be forgotten. Your passion, your happiness and your heart’s desire deserves a few minutes a day to make sure you are mentally at piece. You deserve your shot at happiness. You need not turn your hobby or passion into a profession, but you can definitely take time off to pursue it so that it brings you peace and joy. You need not have a thousand people applaud for you but you can still enjoy the feeling of completeness even in solitude.

Read, write, dance, sing, stitch, create, give birth to ideas and see how your personality changes. You’ll be a different person once you know you hold the key to your happiness. You own and run your life, not your responsibilities. Stop blaming time, money, responsibilities and people for not being able to do what you love. You are the only person who can choose to make yourself either happy and joyful or sad and depressed in life. Choose wisely, because your choice will not only make a difference to your life, it will also make a difference to the lives of people around you. When you enter a room with a bright smile, the atmosphere of the room will instantly light up whereas when you enter with a frown, you just turn into a sad fly on the wall who just adds to the lack of luster in the room.

Choose to be a little selfish for a few minutes a day, but take time off for yourself. Pamper yourself. Buy yourself a present or sing your heart out. Dance to the imaginary music in your head or make your bed a bouncy castle. Just take time off to be a child, and forget all your worries. To indulge in your passion and forget about excel sheets and utensils. Go ahead, give yourself a break. You deserve to be pampered, not just by others, but also by yourself. Stop making life about ifs and buts, make life about impulsive time outs that give you laugh lines instead of stressful duties that give you grey hair.

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