They say it is not until something is taken away from you then you can appreciate it and my latest lesson in life is deeming this to be true. Recently I lost someone dear to me and I was with them as they took their last breathes of their life. It was a gut-wrenching moment and one that will stay with me for the rest of my time here but it was in that moment that I lost someone so close but gained something so valuable – a realisation of how important life is.

It seems so cliché but such a simple task of taking a breath has taken on a new meaning. It means I am alive; I am here. All of a sudden I want to be more than just alive, I want to be living and making the most of each moment so that when my life passes before my eyes, it can be something I am proud of.

Too often in my life I have pushed the pause button and watched on from the sidelines to my own life. Too caught up in the ‘if’s’, ‘when’ and ‘how’ that I forgot that it is me that controls the how, when and if…

In the days before I lost my friend she left me and my close ones with a message to ‘try something different’ and in her honour I am going to. Something different as often as I can and try to learn something from each experience.

My biggest ‘try something different’ is setting up this page, a way for me to write and share my trying something different.

I’m done sitting on the sidelines, it is time to press the play button and start living out the story of my life and just try something different.

2 thoughts

  1. I am sorry for your loss.

    Your tag line “Don’t stay stuck. Do better” is something I really need to do myself.


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