#Trust30 Prompt: Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you had one week left to live, would you still be doing what you’re doing now? In what areas of your life are you preparing to live? Take them off your To Do list and add them to a To Stop list. Resolve to only do what makes you come alive. Bonus: How can your goals improve the present and not keep you in a perpetual “always something better” spiral?
If I had one week to live I would probably still do this writing challenge as my “last hurrah,” but mostly spend time laughing, singing, and storytelling with my dearest ones. Everything else would have to go and the bucket list would be burned and quickly forgotten. Since I do not actually know how much time I have left, I can improve my present by jettisoning every “improvement strategy” that separates me from, and does not cause me to grow in, my most important relationships. After all, was it not the great philosopher who said, “Without you there is no me.”?