One thing many of you may not know about me is the fact that I have battled with some really debilitating health challenges for years now. It’s not something I like to talk about because I’ve had times where I was stuck in a rut of self pity and I don’t want to go back to that. So today I’m going to talk a little bit about one of the ways being so sick has become a strength to me.
There’s something about being deathly I’ll that makes you realize the reality that none of us want to face… Motality. We only have a small amount of time to accomplish the things that we want to do in this life.
I’m getting better now, healthy to the point where I can start doing the things I love again. I can go on walks and ride my unicycle and do so many fun things, so what now?
Realizing that I’m running the risk of sounding super cliche as I was on a walk the other day (the one where I got those good photos) I asked myself a simple question. What if I only have 10 years left? Or even less than that. Would I be happy with the life I lived or would I look back from the next life wondering why I had made certain choices?
Tonight I was talking with a friend and throughout the conversation I realized that there are so many things that I want to do but I just haven’t done. I’m lacking decisive action in my life. There always seems to be something in my way whether it be money (or more accurately a lack thereof) or something someone said once, or a really good show on Netflix. There’s always something.
Being sick has helped me form my priorities, but priorities are useless unless you do something about them.
It may be very important to me to create new things and share my ideas with people, but what good is that if I lose sight of it because of something that I don’t actually care about?
Being sick was a good time for introspection and learning what really matters to me. Now that I’m getting healthy again it’s time for decisive action. Time to make a change. Because thoughts are great and all but at the end of the day. Actions do speak louder than words.