the average day is forgettable and blurry,
vaguely remembered by simply the month or year it took place.
you don't realize the life-altering days in the moment,
for they put up a facade of a typical day beginning with the same alarm clock blaring and ending with no real impact on life to come.
you let those days pass by you,
until one morning you wake up and nothing is the same anymore.
the person you once took pleasure in being is gone, replaced with someone new, someone unlike anyone you ever imagined you would become,
and the person you used to call home is no longer asleep next to you,
but you've now found a new place to rest your head.
the moments in life that define who you are and who you will be are made up of insignificant walks to get coffee, lengthy phone calls about nothing with friends, and lavender petals that fall from wilting flowers on the kitchen counter.
they are not based on nights spent in silky, silver dresses,
holding fizzy drinks and kissing a stranger at midnight.
it is not the so-called monumental events that alter the times to come,
but rather minutes spent strolling through aisles in a grocery store and sorting laundry that reshape your life.
if you look back on your somewhat ordinary days,
you will watch everything change right before your eyes.
you will see yourself,
blind to what is happening, evolve into someone completely different.
the forgettable days,
those are what add up to your life,
those are what determine your characteristics and what your future will hold.
the sooner you realize that each and every afternoon could help you grow,
the sooner you gain the strength to control what kind of person the tiny yet forever transforming moments will change you into.