Live for today, that's a simple concept right? We all want to, we try to, but life! Its busy and we get side tracked.
Today my elderly neighbor at the old house stopped me to ask if we had moved. I started telling her about Justin's health and why we were selling our home and chasing retirement dreams early. It's funny, almost every older person says the same thing.... go for it! Time is so precious. This will be so good for your family. Then she told me that she has cancer and her husband is in the early stages of dementia. That hit me like a concrete block, slamming right into my heart. In that moment we were both just human beings, hurting for each other, hoping for the best for one another, and extending love.
I have shared our story many times. I really believe that we should share our difficult experiences, especially when we're able to do something positive and inspiring with them. People who spread hope change the world. I want to be a world changer. I often times joke about not being a people person and how I hate being around most people. I dont actually hate people, I hate nonsense. I hate judging, comparing, impressing, and talking about things that dont matter. I hate wasting precious time and energy on people who are focusing on things that dont make a difference.
My husband has become semi disabled from an autoimmune disorder that's wrecking his health and crippling his body. He is 35 years old. He isnt responding well to medication and the side effects of the chemo treatments are almost as bad as the disorder itself. He has some other health issues going on that we haven't publicly discussed, but this is all eye opening. I have always "lived like I'm dying" because I've experienced a tremendous amount of loss in my life....so selling our home, everything we own, buying an RV, and setting out to live my husbands retirement dreams early was easier for me than most people, but it was still scary. I'm not very certain about a lot of things right now but I am absolutely certain about one thing....at the end of my life, or his, whichever comes first, I can say that I really lived and I loved with everything I had! I also hope that I can say I inspired other people to do the same thing.
If you've been waiting to enroll in school, or quit the job you hate, or move to Florida, or buy the rv.... whatever it is.... make it happen! You can live with so much less than you think you can and I think you'll discover that the weight of all the things you think you need is crushing your spirit. It prevents you from living in freedom and from being able to help and give and change other peoples lives. Live big. Love bigger. Tell your story!