My sister once told me she watched me reinvent myself again and again. I reinvent myself, I thought? I had no idea I did that. I guess I get bored easily and want to try new things, but I never thought of it as reinvention.
But many times in my life I’ve come to a crossroad and had to choose. What did I want to do, what did I have to do, and what was the best thing for me to do.
I often regretted my choices, but I made the best of them after they were done. Life is like a box of chocolates, per Forrest Gump, and he was right.
I recently talked to a friend about choices and the things in life you want to do. She was at a crossroad in her life and seemed to need advice. I had none to give. I’ve made lots of choices in my life but the one thing I tried to always do was be true to myself. Because at the end of the day, you sleep with yourself. And there is a voice inside your that head says, you always wanted to do that and now it is too late.
I resolve that here at the end of my life (no, I’m not dying, but I’m not young anymore) I will smell the roses, no matter the thorns. I will make the journey no matter the cost, I will write the book even if no one ever reads it, and I will love unconditionally, even if it hurts. Because that is what a human being is put on the earth to do; love, make choices, and live the life they are given. I won’t regret my choices, I will live them and enjoy them.
That is my advice to you; live your life and enjoy every moment. You never know when it will be over.
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