I don't know why or how, but it almost seems as though we are wired to yearn for something else — something "greater."

Growing up, we wanted to hang out with that cool friend group. As we get older, we wish we had that apartment. We constantly think about what we wished we had more of — what we wished we had that was different from what we have now. 

Often, we assume that what we yearn for will be better, even if we haven't experienced it yet. We hold out for "the one" because it must be out there, right? We sit behind our Facebook screens envious of our friends in the cool places we've never been to.

We fail to remember what's right in front of us. 

We fail to remember that it's a good thing that we all have different experiences and friendships, that our life is ours and ours alone.

I'm all about change. I'm all about creating the life you want to live — being the person you want to be. However that's not to discard what you already have right in front of you — the life that you have created thus far. 

I guess I'm just reminding you to quit yearning so much, and to be grateful for the life you have. The people you've met, the places you've seen, the friends you hold dear to your heart. 

The people and places you haven't seen yet.

Because those are yours, and they're yours for a reason, even if you don't know what that is yet. 


Anastasia Warren