{Things are going to get serious. Like deep and serious.}

I’ve been unfortunate to be around death far too many times in my 20-something years of life on Earth. I lost all of my immediate family before I turned 18 as well as some of the people who I considered family.

In light of a recent tragedy of a friend, I’ve been doing some thinking about life. What I’m about to say may or may not have an effect on you. And its okay either way. I just want to get my thoughts out there. Because I just cannot keep them contained. And I’m not much of a ‘journal keeper,’ as my blog is my journal (at least for fitness, sort of).

I’m not posting this for pity. I’m not posting this for attention. I’m posting this because I hope it makes just one person think a little differently about life.



Its funny how death has a way of teaching us a lesson about life.

We’re reminded not to take what we have for granted. We should be wary of death as it is truly the only final thing in life. But we should not be so scared of death that we are afraid to live.

Do what makes you happy and don’t apologize for it. But don’t be so self-centered on your own happiness that you hurt others on the way.

Be kind to one another but do not be afraid to stand up for yourself.

Do not get upset about the things you cannot change. Change the things you can.

Focus on the good in people, it will make the world seem like a happier place.

Cry when you need to cry, its the ultimate detox. Its okay to be sad. Its okay to be mad. But don’t be those all the time. Life is much more enjoyable when you’re happy.

Be honest with yourself and with others.

Think about those who you’d cry for if they died today, then tell those people you love them. You never know when the last time will be that you will have that chance.

Live your life with no regrets. Don’t grow old saying “woulda-shoulda-coulda.” Grow old and say “been there-did it-got it.”

Be good to your body, its the only one you have.

We only have one life and we should make the best of what we’ve got while we’ve got it.


What are some life lessons you have that the world could benefit from?

2 thoughts on “Life.

  1. I love this: “Do what makes you happy and don’t apologize for it.” So many people get so caught up in what other people think that they forget this. I know it’s something I’ve been making a conscious effort to do – I even got “pursuit of happiness” tattooed on me as a constant reminder.

    One thing I’ve also learned is that holding grudges is pointless. Not only does it waste YOUR time, but you usually end up talking about the grudge to others – they get sick of hearing about it, and it starts to change their opinion of you if they constantly hear negativity coming from your mouth.

    • Its something I think a lot of us have to remember. I’m also guilty of worrying about what other people think more than what I think, sometimes, that I don’t do something that would make me happy. Not holding grudges is definitely a big thing, too, good point!

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