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  • Writer's pictureEdie Montreux

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?

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