Sometimes I try to live really safe. To keep a lid on the version of me I’d really like to be. Afraid of what people will think.
I worry a lot that if I let the world see my “awesome,” they won’t think it’s awesome, and somehow that will ruin my life.
Connecting is dangerous. Loving is dangerous. Dancing is dangerous. Shining is dangerous. All the things are dangerous.
So I choose a lot of times not to be bold. Not to be boldly me. Boldly epic.
But here’s the thing . . . you only live once.
So f*** it. Be epic.
Time is such a weird thing. Every year I think back to a date that feels like just yesterday–2013, 2015… they’ve come and gone. I can’t believe how fast time flies.
It makes you value time. Life is made up of a bunch of little times that you only get once. Each of those times pass and become memories. Memories are great, but they’re never quite like the real thing.
I hope you and I don’t miss too many of our real-thing times. Our todays.
I’ve missed a lot of todays because I’ve been trying to return life to times that are now memories, as absurd as that is.
I think I’ve missed even more todays to trying to predict and control unpredictable and uncontrollable futures.
All my best memories are of years where I distinctly remember having my eyes wide open to the present on any given day. Not needing the past. Not needing the future. Just having today.
Because when you are able to live in the present–today–every day–life is made up of a lot of unique, beautiful, happy todays.
Remember that you won’t get today again. I hope you can live today to the fullest! Today is awesome.