"Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best time to be happy is always now."
The here and now.
I had a conversation recently with one of my friends who's going through a bit of a rough patch. She's at a place in her life where everything seems like one big grey area - her future, her friends, and who she is as a person. I think all of us will go through this phase at some point in our lives, but the difference is that some of us are just better at hiding it or holding ourselves together than others so we appear perfectly fine to outsiders. But I think the key to making your way through it is to always live in the here and now. To not dwell in the past, to not worry about the future, to not wait for happiness to happen sometime later down the line, to just be happy now. Find what makes you happy, be the person that you feel most happy and comfortable being, and do it unapologetically and without hesitation. Time waits for no one, so don't get left behind.