Live Like You're Dying
Sixteen years ago, Tim McGraw's song "Live Like You Were Dying" played every day during my workout, sometimes on repeat. After several months of gaining courage, I applied for a better job and started down the path that led me to today.
When I listen to the song now, it's not the same. I'm a different person. I'm finally the adultier adult I wanted to be back then. Now, instead of running from something, I want to run toward something bigger than myself and bigger than my fears.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not about to ride a bull or go sky-diving. My bucket list is short and so many of my dreams have already come true. I found a dude who puts up with my bullshit 24/7. I have a house, a car, and two doggos. When I work out now, I listen to audiobooks about climate change instead of music.
I've been thinking about this song a lot lately. I'm in my early (ha-middle?) forties. It's time for me to take another look at "what I would do if I could do it all again." I'm still holding some cards close to my chest, but it's time for me to live like I'm dying. If I don't, I won't take the chance to actually live.
I'm not putting all my eggs in one dream basket, but I'm definitely ready for a change. I hope you're ready to make that change with me. It's a chance I have to take before it's too late.
What would you do?