Your life as it is right now is as real as it will ever be. It won’t by any measure be more real in the future. It won’t be more real when you complete school, when you get that job, when you get into or out of that relationship. When you offload the burden of financial or health problems. Truth is, these hindering factors – these embarrassing, tedious, tiring and annoying obstacles – are the crux of what it is to be human. To live imperfectly yet still matter. It’s just life. Accept how real that is.