I had an epiphany which has changed the way I see my whole world.
Humans are creatures of habit and patterns, but just because something feels as it once was doesn’t mean it really is going to happen again. Déjà vu is just a feeling. Each is a completely unique life. No two can or ever will be the same.
Unless all the atoms in all the universes align exactly as they are right now, no one will ever be able to experience what I am experiencing.
It’s something everyone knows; we have a totally unique life. And it’s a truth that brings a sense of uncertainty and excitement.
Uncertainty because this life is completely in my hands. I am the creator, and no one else will ever have this experience. Who knows what could happen?
Excitement because this life is completely in my hands. I am the creator, and no one else will ever have this experience. Who knows what could happen?
No one has ever had, nor will be able to have, my life. It’s my unique life.
Even if there is another Imogen Reed out there who was born the same time I was, on the same day, the same year, same parents, same place, same weather every day of her childhood; unless that Imogen has made all the same decisions with all the same reasons and lived life exactly as I have she will never be able to experience this life of mine (because if they did that person would be me, the original Imogen, anyway).
That’s pretty special.
Because no one has ever lived my life, it’s truly the adventure of a lifetime I have before me. Who knows which way I’ll drive to the beach tomorrow? It’s a unique life—my own blank canvas.
Which brings me to the end of this epiphany and the call to action I heard for myself.
No one will ever have the same life experience as I do, so find out what I am capable of in this life.
… And as for Comparison-itis, that concept has no more meaning to me. I am unlike anyone else and therefore can’t compare myself to oranges when I am an amazing Imogen.