Place: noun, defined as a portion of space available or designated for or being used by someone; i.e. one’s spot at the table, or if you think like me, one’s place in this world. It’s funny how much time I spend wondering about my place and contemplating my distant future when in reality, I’ve already found my place without even realizing it and this moment. Before I know it, I’ll be twenty-five and exploring my career somewhere, and then I’ll be in my thirties doing God only knows what, and my place will have changed. As stationary as time, my place will grow, swelling like an infinitely rising chest; gentle, but full and hearty. Enjoy the moment, but prepare and hope for the future. There is no limit on what tomorrow holds, and time—past, present and future—is what you make of it. People spend their entire lives looking for where they fit in, when in actuality they’ve never been out of place because how can you not belong in your own life? Place: noun, defined as a portion of space available or designated for or being used by someone. Place: noun, right here.
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