Day 33 - Present {Five Minute Friday}


Present. The time now occurring. This moment, this second, now.

That's where I want to live. In the present.

People say there's no guarantee of tomorrow, but neither is there a guarantee of 10 minutes from now.

I don't want to look back in 20 years and wonder...

What was I waiting for? Why didn't I enjoy every moment?

Why didn't I make time to see out of town friends?

Why didn't I get that upright bass that I wanted to learn how to play?

Why didn't I go to all the student recitals that I was invited to?

I don't want to hear myself say "I'll catch you next time." or "I'll have plenty of time for that later!"

It may make life a lot more hectic for a while, but I want to remember more than just sitting and watching TV every night with my husband, alone in our apartment. I love doing that, don't get me wrong, but I don't want to live like I have all the time in the world.

I want to live like today is all I have. God doesn't guarantee us anything more than the present.


Linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker and her amazing community for Five Minute Friday.

I am thankful for the friends who have asked a million times for me to hang out with them on a Friday night... even though I've turned them down 9 times out of 10.

I am thankful for the opportunity to change my present before it's too late.


  1. Beautiful! Yes, I don't want to live with regrets and "what if's?" either. There is no guarantee of tomorrow or 10 minutes from now.

    Lovely post!

    Stopping by from 5 Minute Friday...

    1. Thank you Jamie! So glad you stopped by :-) Looking forward to being more present in every moment!

  2. Love this! Yes. here, now. present. Shandra

  3. The idea that made me finally want to move up here to Seattle with simply this. I often shout warnings and advice to myself 20 years ago hoping that the ignorant little putz will hear me and change his ways and make my current state of affairs a little bit easier. But in an inkling I started wondering what the me 20 years from now is shouting at me right now. My thought was why didn't you move to Seattle you schmuck. So I decided to listen to him and in Seattle I am. And apart from a desperate and horrible sense of missing my friends who still live in Texas, it's been the best thing I've ever done for myself. So like the ancient Greek from Texas would say carpe diem y'all.

    1. That's a great idea Sean! I have been thinking about that a lot lately... If I look back on what I "would have done" 10 years ago, what is 10-years-from-now-Victoria thinking about the choices I'm making now?

      I'm so glad you got to chase your dreams, even though we miss you!


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