“Remember that you will die.”
The brevity of life is part of what makes it so special. When I think about death, I am not really afraid. No, I don’t want to die, but eventually I will. Instead, I want to make my life here on earth as full of meaningfulness as possible. Over the past couple of years, I’ve changed my perspective of time an priority. I heard on Running on Om, a great podcast by Julia Hanlon about life and running and great people, an analogy that the time left you have left in life is like a savings account, and its up to you how to spend your time. I love this analogy. Reflecting on death puts a limit to the time you have saved and really forces you to live to the fullest. I am intentionally focusing on trying to make my relationships more meaningful, not that I valued them less before, but that this is really a priority for me and I want to put my energy into meaningful relationships.
Death or injury can come from anywhere. Do what you love, with the people you love. Life is too short not to. And don’t forget to #WomanUp2016