It has been 13 weeks now since my surgery and this past weekend I finally got back into the game. I returned to doing some meaningful work that meant I would be on my new knees for crazy hours without having really ever tested them. To say I was a bit concerned would be an understatement but my knees performed as they should, it was my feet that were sore at the end of the day.
This was also the first time that I have really gotten out since my surgery to actually live my life. I was able to meet some awesome people as I traveled to Iowa and we had some great times after work was done. I can honestly say that I don’t have any regrets about hitting the road once again, and that I am looking forward to hitting the road for most of November and then most of December following that. Just getting out and being sociable has picked up my spirits, has made me ready to open that next chapter of life and write a story that no one will believe because I am not holding back.
What does it mean to live life as if it is your last? It doesn’t mean to go out and spend all your money, or to be 100% reckless to the point that today is actually your last day. It means to not have any regrets the next day. Actually not holding back because you are scared of what others will think. If you live YOUR life in constant fear of what others will think then you will never experience your life, you will be experiencing their idea of what your life is, and really who wants to live that way? I personally know that I do not so I am striving to live my life to the fullest, not have any regrets when I lay my head down. If there is something that I want to do I am going to do it, if there is a beautiful woman that crosses my path I’m going to tell her that (well probably not I am a bit shy when it comes to that). But I think you get the drift.
So with all that said I hope that more people work towards living their lives rather than the image of their life that others have of them. Go out and do something that you have always wanted to do, don’t throw caution to the wind because you are afraid of what others will think about you. Guess what if they disagree with what you did then they are the ones that have a problem, not you. So live everyday to the fullest, live it as it is your last, and don’t go to sleep at night with regrets. I know that I am going to be doing that and I for one will be happier than ever.