525,600 Minutes

Updated: Feb 5

I was in my senior year of high school the first time I watched the Musical "Rent".  When I watched it, I was at a pretty impressionable point in my life.  Something about the Song "Seasons of Love," hit me hard.  

I remember thinking that 525,600 minutes was a lot of time in a year.  I remember thinking that there was so much that could be done in that amount of time. So much that could happen, so many experiences, so many adventures! 

I was a dreamer in high school.  I was like many high school students, about to set sail on the adventure of adulthood.  I wanted to live it up.  I couldn't wait!  I had plans for my life.  I was pretty sure I knew what I wanted to do in life, and I was excited and nervous about what was going to happen after high school. I had this idea about what my life was going to be, and I was hoping that life would work out for me.

Fast forward 25 years.  In those 25 years, those 13 million plus minutes, What have I done with my life? I learned that 525,600 minutes can fly by quicker than you could imagine. I made a lot of decisions and choices based on what my circumstances were.  I chose to respond to what life gave me for a long time.  I lived a life that was circumstance based.  I was happy when life was good, and I was down right miserable when life wasn't.  

I knew there was more to life, but I wasn't sure what it was.  I started learning about the different ways to look at life.  I tried on a few of these ways.  Some were fun and some not so fun.  I journeyed through what I call, "finding myself".   I spent a lot of those 525,600 minutes each of those years, searching, trying on, and living the consequences of each.  Lots of mistakes and bad choices were made.  Lots of lessons were learned.  Now, today, the middle of the first month of the new year, and a new decade.  I have learned to return to that mindset that I had in high school.  The mindset of a dreamer. The mindset of a person that experiences those 525,600 minutes as possibilities. I have a dream, a plan, and I am spending those 525,600 minutes creating my life, my experiences, and my adventures. Sure, it's not always easy, and there are times that I have to deal with things I never knew I would have to deal with, but I know that I am a co-creator in my life.  I know that my arrow is pointed in the direction of my dreams and I am taking steps to get there. 525,600 minutes of potential!   You also have the same 525,600 minutes each year. What are you going to do with your minutes?  Are you going to create your life, or live your circumstances? The choice is always yours!

Quote of the Week Unknown

"How will spend the time you have been gifted with? In love or in sorrow?"

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