I can't begin to tell you how soft my heart gets when it comes to thinking of the past. I think this melancholic feeling is just heightened from getting older. Being a year older this past August, just means another year in the past to reminisce on. I look back and miss so much. But I look back with this idealist vision of the way things were, yes some parts of my past were magical..growing up in a beachside town, silly nights with my friends, etc. But I was really so miserable in high school I had to do my junior and senior year at once just to get out as soon as I could.
It's a funny thing to consider, the past, the future, the present. For some reason we always want and need something, rather than just being content with our lives as they are. The bright side is, this urge drives you to continue to move forward in life, but I constantly have to remind myself how important it is to appreciate the present. Because nothing truly exists other than the current moment. And how beautiful the breeze is, your breath, and the sights and sounds of the very moment you're living in, in that very moment. Take it all in, one thing at a time. Take one single minute and think about it...promise it will make you feel a little differently than you'd think.
So to celebrate the now-ness and the super chell-ness we should all be living...enjoy this chell playlist I made.