Sunday, March 15, 2009

Reality Check.

Reality Check - an occasion on which one is reminded of the nature of things in the real world.

It seems like lately I've been pressing to get a lot of things done before the baby comes(Aug 20), So I been under a lot of pressure or at least it seemed that way. I've been thinking about my future with both short and long term goals I have set for myself. Many of the short term goals are very obtainable and many of the long term goals were out of reach or at least I thought so until last night.

Most people go through life so serious, trying to obtain the best, trying to obtain the American dream, chasing dreams and such all the time forgetting the most important part to life, the living. As Monks and I were eating, I came to the realization I spend too much time worrying about the little things Instead of just letting life flow. I have a bad problem of trying to understand every little detail instead of just being spontaneous and not always asking why. My grandmother would always use to tell me when I would pout over not getting the newest sneakers or a video game as a kid, "Jordan, Somebody always has it worse than you do" It took 22 years and some odd days for that to finally register for me. Right now everybody is going through it, People are jobless, homeless etc and I'm here with a stable job, roof over my head, girlfriend and a baby on the way I should have no complaints only just to live life and enjoy.

I know most people only experience reality checks when dealt with hardships, jail time, family losses or down and out, however I'm glad I had mine now so I will be able to put life in a different prespective for the time being and "Live Now" instead of planning for the future and living then instead of enjoying my time now, because at the end of the day tomorrow is definitely not promised.


Miss.Stefanie said...

Every now and then we need a R.C. I believe it keeps us sane and grounded. Great post J.O and reminder!

ChoColAte KiSs said...

Man...your so right...I'm a why asker as well...for every answer you give me i can formulate another why question...that is one of my moms and ex bf's pet peeves...I was told i think too much...i dunno...i guess this post is my RC..hmm

Lyrik Marie said...

Lo and Jo Junior is comin all the way in fuckin August .. Wtf ?? Thats mad long .. Don't feel stressed or overwhelmed .. Babies are blessings .. not Stressings .. Lol ... You and Lo will do just fine ..

Dani Gurl said...

good post...but i think it's only natural to question. reality check or not, you're always gonna wonder. it's the knowing part that gets to us.

JOFre$h said...

Stef: THank you

Chocolate: I always ask too many questions

Lyrik Marie : Yeah J.O jr hopefully its going to be a minute from now but aug will be here before you know it

Dani : very true.