The Adventure We Call Life: Realizing Our Purpose In Life To Live It To The Fullest

What is life? It's the unspoken thought on people's minds.

I believe life is one big adventure that we don't realize we are on until it’s almost over. From the moment we are born to our very last breath, the people we meet, the mistakes we make, the lessons we learn and the places we go all contribute to our one big adventure.

Each of us has a different destiny and journey, but the coolest part about having my own story is that I get to share it with the people I love the most.

Being part of this generation is definitely adventurous. We are unlike our parents’ generation and we are also very misunderstood. We are seen as a reckless, carefree, lively generation -- which we are -- but we are also a generation that is full of life, aspirations and passion.

We stand up for what we believe in and we go against the grain. We love to be our own, unique selves, and we like to create our own paths in life.

I have always been told to “live life to the fullest” and that “life can be taken from you at any minute,” which means that I should take full advantage of every opportunity that comes my way and live my life with absolutely no regrets or fears. This, to me, means that I know I am making a mistake before I even make it, but there is something about the act of breaking rules that our generation loves.

I think its the thrill and the idea of knowing we can make our own mistakes, as our parents did, and learn from them. We are definitely a more independent generation -- a creative one at that. Each of us has our own passions toward which we are working.

This year, I found mine, but for the first three years of college, when all of my friends knew what they were going to do in life, I had no idea. This year, I finally discovered my passion, which is writing.

If you don’t yet know what your passion is, just know it’ll come to you. Sometimes, it’ll be in the most obvious way and sometimes, it’ll be in a way you never would have expected. However, throughout the journey, you must continue to try different things, test the waters and talk to the people you love and those who inspire you.

Once you figure it out, I promise nothing will hold you back from achieving that dream. We get so caught up in our day-to-day lives and become so comfortable that we forget that life is one huge adventure and our passions are the key to making us crazy happy.

So go live, go love and go travel the world. Figure out who you are and what your passion is because nothing is more satisfying than knowing every mistake you made, every person who doubted you and every moment of hard work was worth the late-night grind and occasional emotional breakdown.

We start living and forget what for, which is when we grow ungrateful for the beautiful things in our lives. Turn the bad into good and find your way.

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