The Time is Now

30 TodayThis morning I woke up to realise I am no longer in my twenties! *gasp!* Yes, today is my 30th birthday, and I suddenly feel like now is the time to grow up – well, a little, at any rate.  I feel like I need to stop messing around and finally concentrate on everything that I am and everything that I am supposed to be (whatever that is).

Another birthday serves to remind one of the oft-quoted Latin phrase: Carpe diem.  Seize the day.  There will come a time when we can no longer put things off until tomorrow, because there will be a time when tomorrow never comes.  A little morbid, I know, but we sometimes have to face our own mortality in order to truly appreciate that which is all around us, and to spur us on to achieve all that is in our heart.  Life is short, so why squander it?  Why not make today that tomorrow?

I am forever putting things off.  One of my favourite excuses is ‘it’s not the right time yet’.  However, rather than believing this to be the case, I use it to make myself feel better.  I can’t feel like a failure if I haven’t actually attempted something, can I?  And yet, at the same time I am terrified of success too.  It can make it a little hard in trying to move forward…I dread leaving my comfort zone; I like the security of the familiar; I like what I know.  So I convince myself it is OK not to act, not to try today, because I am not supposed to do it today.  And when tomorrow comes it’s the same excuse.

I finally feel like I may have woken up to myself.  I could arguably have been described as my own Achilles heel, undermining my own hard work and effort, sabotaging my own dreams all because I am what?  Suffering from a little trepidation?

I need to make today the day at some point or I will never grow into the person I am supposed to be, or will never achieve all that I want to achieve.  I need to be a little brave, a little sensible, a little focused, a lot motivated and quite a bit inspired…it’s not asking too much is it? 🙂

So, if I am fully embracing the concept that the time is now, I don’t have any more excuses to fall back on, do I?  Wish me luck…

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36 Responses to The Time is Now

  1. Firstly, I missed your birthday.
    ڿڰۣ♥ڿڰۣ♥ Happy Birthday ♥ڿڰۣ♥ڿڰۣ♥
    I too like my comfort zone. I heard a quote, I cannot recall where it comes from
    “Successful people venture outside their comfort zone.
    Like Nike, Just do it.
    I hope that you have an astounding year in which all of the divine desires of your sacred heart are manifest in miraculous ways~


  2. M. says:

    30??? Ohhhh pleeeease!!!! You are a spring chicken and rest assured that I am at 42 still not bothered to grow up. What was the saying: “Growing old is mandatory growing up is optional” and I stick to that :-D.

  3. sagedoyle says:

    Happy Birthday!!! Hope your birthday was everything you hoped it would be 🙂

  4. Good luck and Happy Birthday!

  5. ispiderbook says:

    Good luck and happy birthday Sammiwitch.

  6. It's a Wiccan Life says:

    Happy birthday!

  7. wildspiritwolf says:

    Wishing you bright, beautiful birthday blessings and may the next chapter in your life and journey be truly wonderful ❤

  8. Happy birthday may your day be magikal and your year filled with adventure

  9. sparksofme says:

    Best of Luck! 😉 I’m wondering if you’ve decided what ‘moving in’ is about… that’s all I could think about while reading this! Maybe it’s more symbolic, eh?

    Happy Birthday, my friend!!! Your kindness has illuminated dark days, and in my book that’s as great an accomplishment as anyone could hope for, though I’m thoroughly impressed with your reading-skills, your gypsy caravan adventure, and your Fantastic E-Magazine!!! I know you can do what you need to do. Take it a day at a time, doing the next piece as it comes up and sooner or later you’ll be looking back thinking, ‘and how did I accomplish that?’ 🙂
    May the stars always guide you to the most loving path in life.
    Blessings, Mia

    • sammiwitch says:

      You have me thinking now…I see what you mean…It does seem to make sense…;-)
      Thank you so much, as ever, for your beautiful, inspiring words, my dear, dear friend! You words brought tears to my eyes…Wishing you the Brightest of Blessings, always, Sammi

  10. Gamayun says:

    Alles Gute Sammiwitch! 🙂

    (Happy Birthday.) I hope you have an excellent day, and that you accomplish what dreams you wish for.

  11. supernova says:

    Happy birthday Sammi and the Brightest of Blessings to you 🙂 SN

  12. mari wells says:

    Happy Birthday dearest Sammi,
    When I turned 30 I felt the same way. I’m told it hits us again harder at 40.
    Don’t push yourself too hard all at once, you still have time to reach your goals and dreams. Don’t overwhelm yourself because then you’ll stop, and no one wants that.
    I see a lot of potential in you and I see a lot of potential in your projects. I wouldn’t want you to overwhelm yourself and you lose all of that.

    Happy Birthday again, have a wonderful day!

  13. shreejacob says:

    Happy Birthday!!!!!! and All the very best on your new adventure to seize the day!
    Like loonyliterature said don’t over do it either 😛 Take the time to decide what it is you really want to do, what calls at your heart, plan and then go for it. Taking on too much because you have decided that you aren’t going to procrastinate might just back fire! too! There will a time to step back and breathe, to allow the Universe to make it’s magic on the efforts you have put in, then it will be time to get back adding to what you have done 🙂
    Your thoughts remind me of myself too! I have fear, I used to not want that fear, now I’m learning to say it’s okay to the fear and at the same time working to over come it.
    Love and light to you 😀

    • sammiwitch says:

      Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a warm-hearted comment. Although I don’t think I will ever break out of the habit of over-thinking, I do hope to be able to take the fear and use it in a positive way rather than allowing it to rule over my decisions. But we shall see… 🙂 Thank you for sharing your wise words. Brightest Blessings

  14. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Sammi, Happy Birthday to you.
    I hope you have a lovely day – don’t give yourself stress by trying to accomplish too much too soon – when you get to thirty, you think you should have done this and done that – I’m not saying don’t go for it, because I always believe that we should go for it, what I am saying is don’t make yourself feel bad because you are thirty and haven’t accomplished all your dreams – we all have different times to do that and dreams are simply paths of learning.

    Happy Birthday and Brightest blessings.

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