Making it Count

“I'm not afraid to die, I am afraid to live a wasted life.”

For the longest time I used to think that consistency and predictability were what life was all about; I lived life in the pseudo fast lane and I was doing everything I thought was right. I was rebellious in my own ways and up until I turned 25 I never really realized what the world was really made of. Sure, I travelled a bit, partied to my hearts content, and did the things that I wanted to do in order to live my life, but I never truly saw the world in all its entirety and wonder.

Please note that this is not something I just recently discovered; I’ve been seeing the world in this new light for about the past couple of years. My life was turned upside down: my perspective on life, love, priorities and living every moment to its fullest went from one end of the spectrum to the other, a literal 180 degrees.

And if you all must know, yes it was a boy who flipped my world upside down and though it was not the best of times, the one thing I am happy and grateful for is the lessons and the experiences that I got from that time in my life.  And this is one of those lessons.  

Since this little life lesson (shameful that it’s not an Oprah Life Lesson) I’ve “seized the day” so to speak.  I live my life with no regrets and I do things and go places that make me happy. Why live a life that makes you miserable? Why bother sit around wishing you could do the things you have always wanted to do?  Just Do it!

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My life has been pretty much amazing since I’ve “seized the day” simply because I refuse to live a wasted life and like I said above, I live with no regrets. I have only myself to ensure that I am happy and that I am living a full and rich life. I travel, I go out, I practice yoga, I enjoy the time I have with family and friends, I waste my time doing the things that I love, but then that means that it’s not wasted time, right!?

I’m going to be a little morbid here and make a bold statement but if your favourite blogger (=p ) can’t say it to you then really who can!? Make every moment in your life count cause you never know when the last one may be and whatever choice you make, make it count! Make every moment of your life count as if you will never live that moment again – mainly cause you never will, but you get my gist.  Live in the moment. Stop and smell the roses.  Carpe Diem.  Live a life worth living. 

*written on April 14, 2012