Are you living or are you existing?
I heard that line in a movie. It has stuck with me ever since.
For almost 40 years I was just existing. Going through the motions. Doing what I was told was right. The dutiful wife, mother, professional, and friend.
I was everything to everyone else. I was nothing to myself.
Then I heard this question and my answer hit me hard. So I did something about it.
I seized the moment. Created opportunities to experience new things. Took risks. Pushed past fears. Most importantly I started giving myself permission to put my needs first, within reason of course.
It wasn’t easy. Some people didn’t understand the change. Some people fell out of like with the the person I have become. That’s okay because during this grueling process, I fell in love with me.
It’s the greatest love I’ve ever known!
No one can add even a second to the life they have. No use lamenting over what is gone. Choose to live the life you have today with passion and intention!