I used to say, “Life is long. Don’t worry, there’s time to straighten out the disagreement; there’s time to make amends; there’s time to do all the things you want to do.”
I don’t say that anymore. I am much more inclined to say, “Life is happening TODAY. Not tomorrow, not yesterday, but now. Just right now. That’s all you can count on.”
There are moments that must be grasped full-bore, head-on, without thinking. If you think too much, plan too much, then you’ll probably rationalize yourself right out of doing.
Thinking, planning, analyzing, developing a timeline of firsts then seconds does not leave room for the unexpected, the spontaneous, the combustion point of love that might be waiting in the wings. Seize it – take it – NOW!
Don’t wait until after the trip to Europe or when you have enough money because life may not be long and opportunities present themselves only once. Grasp them while you can. Do not wear the blinders of Next Year, 6 Months From Now.
Live in the moment, fully, totally, and without exception. Carpe Diem Megan.