Everything feels wrong.
I’ve lost track of my purpose.
I don’t have a place to call home.
I don’t enjoy my job.
I don’t make nearly as much as I’d like to.
I can’t afford to live where I want to live.
I don’t know what I want to do for a career.
I want to explore the world.
I am scared of failure.
I feel like people see something in me that isn’t really there.
Who are my friends? Am I a good friend? Am I a good person?
Where have I gone wrong? Where have I gone right?
Will I succeed? Will I marry?
Is there such a thing as true love?
Is anyone actually happy with his or her life?
These questions. These concerns. They haunted me throughout the day. Leaving work for the night, I felt hopeless. I took out my phone to see I had a voicemail waiting to be listened to. I pressed play and listened. It was a friend singing a silly song that was obviously being made up on the spot.
There was nothing he said that answered any of the questions or concerns listed above but what he did do was take me away from it all. I lost my feeling of hopelessness and smiled while listening intently to every word he sang.
When it ended, I was sent back to reality. But for that moment, I had escaped the madness of it all and it was all thanks to a voicemail left by a friend.
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