Elements of The Best Days

These few things are what I look for in a really good day. One that I can look back on and think “that day was one of the best days of my life.”

1. Laughter. No day is complete without good, genuine laughs with friends, or anyone really. It instantly puts anyone in a good mood. The more you laugh, the happier and more positive you will feel. It brings out the good in everyone. It’s nice to see that.

2. Adventure. Any day that involves a change in a daily routine. If it’s just going to a big city (Manhattan for me), or to a new cafe, meeting new people. I consider those adventures. It could even be something big like hop on a plane to go somewhere far away. Anything besides your usual routine makes any day a lot better.

3. Socializing. Who doesn’t love those days when you meet new people who expose you to new ideas? I usually meet these people in new environments of course, like a cafe (as said in #2), different town, maybe through a different group of friends than the usual. The best conversations are the ones with people you have just met and will rarely speak to again after that. When someone doesn’t know your background, it’s easier to have an honest conversation about anything. It’s refreshing from being with the same people all the time and listening to the same stories involving the same people.

4. Music. Discovering a new band with a friend and jamming to their music all day and night. Going to a concert you’ve been impatient to go to for months. Gathering people to make your own band. Writing a song. Learning a new instrument. These are usually included in the days I consider the best ones of my life, personally.

If anyone agrees, like this or comment below if you want to add anything. Everyone is different and enjoys different things. I would like to hear some other ideas!

Oh Shit, I’m Graduating Already?

It’s almost two o’clock in the morning after watching The Spectacular Now on a random night in March and it just hit me. I’m graduating this year. I’m going to be an adult. I’m going to have to get a job and stick with it. No more games and procrastinating and bullshitting my way through tasks.

 I always thought I would be excited to graduate, I mean I still am. But I’ve been around the same people and environment all my life, so what the hell am I supposed to expect? These are the last few months with my high school friends, enemies. Even though I never really got along with many people, they’re still people who were part of my life and put me in situations that made me who I am. It scares me not knowing who I’ll be with after this. Where am I going to end up? What type of people will I surround myself with? Where will I live? Will I even have money?

I wasted so much time not fulfilling my goals and dreams. When you have time, you spend too much of it waiting to take action, but never do. Wow? high school really does end. I didn’t have the best time of my life but it felt like this was my only life for a while. I wish I could easily adapt to change, but I’m the opposite. I don’t mind change, but it’s hard for me to accept and get used to. I hope I’ll go for my dreams and I’ll be where I have always seen myself. I need it. I need to prove that there will still be life filled with youthful happiness after high school.