I was sitting in a lounge last night sipping on a gin & tonic in Yaletown with a good buddy of mine named Colin.
We have known eachother for over 16 years (its incredible how fast time flies!)
We both grew up in Edomonton and we lived 5 blocks away from eachother 'growing up'.
Five years ago I both moved to Vancouver, last week he moved in with his girlfriend into a new condo in my neighbourhood, so we once agian randomly live about 5 block away from eachother in a new Van-City.
Anyway, after a few drinks we were talking about the same old B.S. stories & remenising on the past and then we started to realize just how FAST time has flown by and how many of our friends are now buying houses, getting married, having children, getting trapped into jobs / careers that were at first 'just a temopary job' but have now somehow turned into a 10 year groundhog day rat race routine running up the corporate ladder were there is no end in sight...
And the worst part of all: some of us are even looking...OLDER. Yikes!
Do you know what I mean by this 'thing called life' happening too fast to keep up and keep on track?
Take a look around...I even dare you to take the time to take a close look in the mirror...I did. Its incredible who you will see :)
It was so funny because later that night I randomly ran into another good friend of mine at the same lounge who used to be my old college roomate who I used to play basketball with at the University of Winnipeg!
When he came up to us at the bar, the first thing he said was 'Hey man, guess what? I just bought a house with my girlfriend up on Main St." Classic.
Colin and I looked at eachother and spoke the unspoken words as thoughts.
"Life is happening all around us, the eternal tick-tock of the clock is non-stop."
If you have ever felt like your are chasing something, working towards something (or even worse: working FOR someone), wanting something, waiting for something or wishing for someone...
You are not alone...its a game that 'they' (society) wants you to play.
Watch this to see the BIGGEST (Unspoken) LIE of LIFE...
It may be the fact that its my 29th birthday next week and I am feeling a little, how do I say 'reflective' as I write the blog post...but, I also think that its important to pass this important message along to anyone who cares to read or listen to it...
"LIFE IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW..SO...GO LIVE IT!"
I have made it a point to go down to the beach by my place every night to take the time to enjoy watching the sunset. Its the highlight of my day. LOL.
Life really is a beautiful thing to waste, most people are just waiting for it to start.
This video is why I LOVE this VAN-tastic City soo much!
Look for the lightning bolt at 1 min 40 secs..incredible.
I suggest you should try out a 'sunset session' sometime: Bring a nice bottle of wine, blanket, a picnic (and perhaps a special someone if you please) turn off your phone and just enjoy!
PS here is a REALLY funny mock video of the neighbourhood were I live called "Yaletown".
See you all at Bar None (or as we call it, "Bar No Fun" Haha!)
Sorry, insider joke / just like the 'Lie of Life', what a joke! Life is much more fun and productive when you stop playing by 'their' rules.
Ok, enough rambeling, or I will be 50 years old by the time I post this.
Going to watch the sunset now.