Every single day, I see lines everywhere I go. Some of these lines, lead to the same destination, with each one offering a unique way of getting there.
To my frustration, however, all lines demand that I wait. And waiting can be really difficult, especially when you feel that no matter how long you wait, the outcome will still be the same.
I once gave up trying. I mean, if it’s all gonna be the same thing, why even bother? Why would I risk the agony of giving it my best shot, only to get hurt all over again?
What I realized was that even if I had to wake up every day to the same frustrating situation, there was always gonna be something that I can do to change it.
There will always be lines. I will always find myself waiting for something at any given point in life. And there will always come a time when all my efforts will be in vain. But I have a choice. I can choose the queues that I fall in line to. I can choose the battles that I will fight in. I can choose the life that I want to live.
I can choose to be independent, optimistic, and smart, instead of living my life in constant despair of my miserable situation.
When I fall in line, it will be for something worth waiting in line for.
I’ve been waiting a long time
For this moment to come
I’m destined for anything at all
-Green Day, “Waiting”