You Get One Wild and Precious Life…Don’t Waste it!

So many of us are waiting. We’re waiting for the next big movie to come out. We’re waiting for our next vacation. We’re waiting to get back to work. We’re waiting for our spouse to make a decision. We’re waiting for the pandemic to end. We’re just waiting.

So many of us are waiting. Me included. I hate living in that space of limbo. I either want to move forward or turn left or right. But sitting in one spot feels so uncomfortable. We only get one life. One wild and precious life, as one of my favourite writers, Mary Oliver says. So what are you going to do with your one wild and precious life?

Maybe you are asking yourself this question right now. Maybe you have never thought about it before. Either way, I think it is something every one of us needs to ask. I’ve been asking this question a lot. And I don’t know the answer. But what I do know is that I don’t want to waste my one wild and precious life. I have a lot of things I want to do. A lot I want to give to the world. I want love in my life and I want adventure. I want peace and I want passion. There is a lot of time and there is very little.

I have no idea what that is going to look like. Right now I feel like I am in a holding pattern. I am stuck. Like all of you, I am living in this world of lockdown. I am healing in an apartment. I am looking at the future and it feels so very unknown. So what do I do right now?

Well, I deal with the feelings and the grief and the sadness. That way when the lockdown is lifted I won’t be burdened with those. I journal a lot about what I want my life to look like. I remember who I was before I lost myself. I take my kids on whatever adventures I can right now and I plan for more exciting ones later.

And I remember that today I am alive. And life is a precious gift.

Don’t waste your one wild and precious life.

Stay safe. Stay home. Reach out. Be well.

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