Iâ€™ve always been a fan of Greyâ€™s Anatomy. One episode in particular spoke to me, because one of my favorite characters said his goodbye in it. One quote from that episode still resonates with me until now:
Did you say it? ‘I love you. I don’t ever want to live without you. You changed my life.’ Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in ’cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow.
Certainly this life is unpredictable and thatâ€™s what makes life ever so exciting. We never know for certain what our choices might lead us to.
Iâ€™m thinking itâ€™s up to you how you want to live it.
Risk it. Because you deserve to know what will happen instead of just wondering â€œWhat ifâ€. Even if you fail, you tried. You experienced putting yourself out there, and giving it your all. If you fall flat on your face, or get humiliated in the attempt, you did it. You didnâ€™t sit back and let life happen to you. You moved it. Your actions, no matter how small or big, have now put into effect a whole lot of other repercussions that may change another personâ€™s life, or many others in the process.
I like the quote because it just doesnâ€™t concern the emotional part of your life, but all parts of it. Make a plan, Set a goal. Work toward it. Feels like me. I make plans. I set goals. I do my best to work towards the things I want to accomplish, and the goals I do have, I know are reasonable for the most part, and achievable in a logical timeframe.
However, I do like to leave things to the stars sometimes. To drink it in. Realize that in the process of working towards something, I might miss the process, miss life itself.
Iâ€™m learning to balance, and itâ€™s a work in progress, one Iâ€™m trying to remember. Especially now that I have more freedom over my choices, and can dwell too long or focus on one thing and forget others. And Iâ€™ve learned to be more expressive of how I feel towards the people around me, be better when being there for them, and just basically be more open to new things. Honesty works, even if it sucks. It may hurt, but itâ€™s always better than the alternative.
So say it. Because itâ€™s true. Because you feel it. Say it today. Because it all might be gone tomorrow.