04 February 2010

Moving On

This is going to be one of those posts where something simple is related to something deep. Be aware.

I'm moving on from the blank red notebook catastrophe. Tonight, I'm starting a new one. It's also red and blank. I'll write the date on the second empty page. I'll leave the first page blank. I always do.

In life, I have to move on. I'm not very good at it, but I'm learning. In order to live, I have to move on after tragedy or disrupted plans.

I'm moving on from that blasted notebook.

But actually, isn't that just life? I'm making this concept sound monumental purely by writing it, but really isn't moving on just what we do everyday? The simple act of living is moving. It's almost a life requirement, if you're living, you must be moving on. What's the alternative?

We go forward despite yesterday's setbacks. We get up out of bed, even if we completely missed our alarm's blaring and we woke up much later than planned. We get out of bed, even if we missed the most important meeting of the decade. (Are there such things?)

We open a new notebook. Because really, there's no other choice. It's just life.

6 comments:

Kellianne said...

I love your writing. You are AMAZING. <3

Amy said...

Ah...moving on. One of the hardest things to do, yet one of the most important things in life.

Carolina said...

I agree with your lovely thoughts. And you write them so beautifully. I'm sorry you lost your red book. I understand the feeling of frustration and disbelief (how can it be?!). I'm grateful that we can always move on, keep going and doing and that always, more beautiful things will be ahead. Hope you are very well, great lady. xo

Mel said...

you nailed it. Glad you are moving on and hopefully HAPPY about it:) See you tonight!

olivia said...

Hello Laura. Hope you don't mind that I randomly appear. It's the fault of Google"Buzz." They just posted your blog post. (Or did you choose to post it?). Either way because I was anxious to hear from you anyway, and this is basically the best contact with you I could've had.

This is exactly what I needed to hear. I am JUST the type to keep a notebook with even more than just classes and duedates, but, like you say, journal entries, lists, and more. I'm also the type to lose it and be lost myself. And then you hit home when you described the missed-alarm/"meeting of the decade" scenario. I tend to sink DEEP when I wake up late--one of my 'greatest tragedies.'

And today, I've just come from a hard thing at school. Don't know how to describe it, but I didn't know what to do about it, and I think this is the best advice for me right now... to just keep moving on. :)

So thank you. When shall we meet?

aReM said...

nice one.. :)