Even If You’re Not Ready For The Day It Can’t Always Be Night

Sapphire King
2 min readSep 22, 2021

Kanye west finally released his Donda album a few weeks ago after major delays.

Since I enjoyed his last religious album so much I just knew this album would be just as good if not better.

However, for some reason I couldn’t get into it. I was very disappointed and a tad bit insulted at the product that he released after stringing all of his fans along the way he did.

Just as I was about to give up and go back to listening to his “College Drop Out” album to remind me that he is a great artist and this was a fluke, track 6 starts to play.

The emotion coming through my speakers made me pause turning it off and when I heard them say “Even If You’re Not Ready For The Day It Can’t Always Be Night” it shifted something inside of me.

I ignored the music and thought on that quote over and over again. Unpacking it then repacking it only to repeat that cycle over and over again.

The meaning was simple but it was heavily loaded. Even if you aren’t looking forward to it, if you’re not ready, or you’re trying to run, tomorrow always comes. It’s the one thing we can count on.

No matter where life leads us time is going to pass us by whether we are ready for it or not.

Hearing that quote made me see things in a different light. It gave me the ability to see that what I’m going through today has nothing to do with tomorrow.

Tomorrow is a new day and with that new day is a new beginning. It’s my choice if I’m going to take advantage of that or let my yesterdays continue to dictate the rest of my life.

For someone that’s constantly battling depression and anxiety this hit me so differently.

It’s not like people have never said this to me or that I didn’t know that; It’s just in that moment, listening to Kanyes album, I was finally ready to hear it.