“I Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow”

How many times have you heard someone utter the words, “I can’t wait until tomorrow,” “I can’t wait until Friday,” or “I hate Mondays?” I find myself saying this on days I feel sick, lonely, or even just bored.

Somehow the future is always more bright, beautiful, and easier than today. Nobody warned us that there would still be trials, loss, and unplanned twists and turns where you least expect them. That being said, why do we still always hope for tomorrow to come, even when we have so many blessings today? I think a big part of it has to do with boredom. It’s hard to sit still and have a mundane schedule and so much easier to “live for today” when today is exciting and great.

Getting sick with POTS really opened my eyes to the harder parts of life. One of the most difficult lessons I’ve learned is that the future isn’t promised, and some dreams may never come true. You know what else I learned from these lessons, though? That this is all okay! I learned that you have the opportunity to grow and learn from trials, and that you can always handle so much more than you realize. I learned that sometimes the hardest thing you have to go through can turn into the biggest blessing you’ve ever had, and that God’s plan for you is even better than what you have planned for yourself. Finally, I learned that sometimes all you can do is take life one day at a time, and focusing too much on the future can actually be harmful when you are dealing with a particularly difficult trial.

Instead, on the harder days I try my best to list my blessings. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve surely seen my “Five Blessings” posts. This was the most recent one:

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Instead of having the mindset that life is going to be better tomorrow, count the blessings you have today. Don’t get me wrong; it can be really hard sometimes, but if you can find even just one thing to be grateful for, life quickly feels a little bit easier. Sometimes you need to just take baby steps, even if it’s just counting your blessings — one day at a time.


Update: Still trying to change my domain to KristaLauren.com, but it’s taking forever because I need technical help and it hasn’t been the biggest priority on my list. Keep in mind this site will be changing, though!

4 thoughts on ““I Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow”

  1. tarnishedsoul says:

    This is truly a beautiful post, my wonderfully positive friend! 🙂

    I have been on a path of focusing more and more on the here and now and appreciating what is positive in the moment. I remember one time being able to see the proverbial silver lining on every dark cloud, but I have allowed negativity to creep in and eventually only saw darkness and foreboding worries. Sometimes it’s a chore to be positive, but I am finding myself doing it again.

    Thank you for such a beautiful reminder! ❤

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    • singleinthesuburbs says:

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting! ☺️💕

      Good for you, that is AMAZING!! You’re so right. It isn’t easy being positive when life is frustrating. I often am not and have certainly had my share of tear-filled nights, but it is comforting knowing you can go through hardships and still be positive. I try to remind myself that when I can!

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  2. Lunar says:

    Sometimes we just look forward because we are excited. But you’re right, in those moments when we are bored or looking for an out, we should instead try to be grateful and present.

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    • singleinthesuburbs says:

      That’s very true, and I do think it’s awesome to always have something to look forward to- even if it’s as little as an ice cream date with a friend or something! I just find myself not always being present when I’m dealing with something difficult, so I think finding a blessing has always helped me. Thank you for your insight! 🙂 ❤

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