I saw a friend over the weekend, and after catching up on the latest news, the conversation turned serious. Yes, we started talking YOLO. I have to admit the phrase makes me laugh, but it really is serious business. You only live once. If you stop and think about it, it really is important to make the most of this life and to do it now. So, in the spirit of YOLO, here is a list of a few things I want to do:
1) Work hard on this blog. Improve my writing, photography, and editing skills to make the posts the best I can. Open up and share more on these pages. Get a few more readers along the way. But always, I want to have fun doing it.
2) Try something different. I really like my routine. While this can be a good thing, it can also keep me from stumbling upon the unexpected. I suppose I stick to the routine to prevent negative experiences, but I might be missing out on something good too. I want to be more open to the unexpected. If I need to shake things up a bit, than so be it.
3) OK, here's the big one: Open up my heart, to love and friendships. It's time to stop letting past disappointments keep me from starting new relationships. I will always prefer quality relationships over quantity of acquaintances, but I need to give people a chance. A girl can always use more love in her life, right?
So, that's my short list of big things I want to do with the one wonderful life I have. I am sure I will be adding things to my list along the way. How are you living la vida YOLO?