Life is Freaking Long. #WritingCommunity #FridayFeeling

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I was out working today on a new project and I looked around as I was sitting in traffic.

There was a man riding a motorcycle in slacks and dress shoes in front of me, like a cowboy on a work release program, it didn’t quiet fit.

I was struck with the thought, we waste so much of our lives doing absolutely nothing, getting absolutely nowhere.  Then we writhe and scream that we need more time that we didn’t live a fulfilled life.

How the hell can we fill all this time that we were given? It’s almost comical to think that I may get 80 years to figure out the best way to tell a fart joke and to me that means fulfillment.

It’s a reminder that no matter what I do I’ve still spent half my life sleeping, a quarter of it eating, and another quarter of it getting rid of what I ate.

If my math is correct that means I need to stop pooping so much, eating so much  and sleeping so much. Lol, but seriously even doing the basic necessities of life that take up the majority of my life I still have so much time on my hands to watch hours of television, play videogames, scroll through social media, read books, learn to play the guitar, play sports, have relationships, raise children, walk the dog, and still chase my passion of making complete strangers find out just how much I love run on sentences.

Its incredible, and this is all I’m saying. No time is not an excuse, we have all the time there will ever be.  Use that shit wisely or not. Whatever  right cuz there is enough time available to waste decades and still live a full life.  Which is a testament to my belief that all that matters is what’s happening right now.

For instance if I spend the first 80 years of my life as a thief and a murderer but at 80 years old I wake up and decide to do something profound then guess what Might just be immortalized in a book like the bible A.K.A Moses.

So what I’m saying is. Nothing I’m not saying anything I’m rambling about thoughts and existence.

Wasting all this time I have thinking, thinking, being addicted to thoughts and not action. Get going get moving, live a life don’t just think about living one.

Burn for it as deep and bright as possible because well here it is.


Published by Matthew Whiteside

I am a writer, a storyteller, a yarn-spinning freakazoid. My life is full of two things today, lessons and blessings. I write fiction mostly but I also love to write about my life and the things I go through on a daily basis. Writing it out inspires and motivates me and that's why I do it. Plus if it does that for me maybe it will for someone else too.

4 thoughts on “Life is Freaking Long. #WritingCommunity #FridayFeeling

  1. Excellent word for the day Matt! Thank you for sharing. I still sometimes struggle with the thought of having so much time, although it’s filled with so much activity that it feels like no time at all, and a profound love for run on sentences runs within these veins as well. (My publisher has a field day with me)
    It’s difficult setting aside time to do God’s will for us, especially when we have set aside so much time to accomplish the plans of our own hearts. You are doing a great job, you are a great writer, you’re inspiring, and you are loving.
    Day by day man. Same way we do sobriety. Just start managing your time with the sobriety thought. What is good for me to ingest or invest during this particular time?
    Be safe brother.

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  2. We all have the same amount of time. We all make the necessary choices to have time for the priorities in our life. We don’t always put the important stuff as a priority. Thanks, Matthew.


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