Live nowApril 10, 2014
The other night I was on the phone with my grandma. When she was my age, older people had told her to do the things she really wanted to do right then, because else it might not happen anymore. That’s something I’ve also read in several articles: when you’re young you think you have all the time in the world, but as you get older, you realise that time is more limited.
There is a saying ‘Live like today is your last day’. I think that’s not very practical, but there is a point in that. You don’t know if there will be a tomorrow. Thinking you will do that awesome thing ‘one day’, might actually mean you’ll do it never.
About three years ago I did one of the things I had dreamed of for a long time: I traveled through America. I went from the east coast to the west coast and back. I had many adventures, made new friends and had experiences of a life time. The whole trip dug a big whole in my savings, but I never regretted it and often think back of that time.
Before I decided to go, I could have thought things like ‘It can be dangerous, it’ll cost a lot of money, I’m not sure what will happen’ and stop myself from doing one of the most awesome things I’ve ever done. Instead I just went without a real plan. I had hopes, dreams and was open for an adventure. It was the best adventure ever, so far.
The point I’m trying to make is that if you really want to do something, don’t postpone it to next year. If you have what it takes to do it (most times that’s money), then just go! Don’t be afraid and go live the awesome life you want to live. One of my favourite quotes is from Mark Twain: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” It’s something older people also have told me out of their own experience. So whatever it is you’re dreaming of: go for it and live now!
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