Turning a new page. A new day. A new attitude. I was texting my daughter today and she quoted my granddaughter “as Zoë would say YOLO”. YOLO? I Googled it, then I said to myself “duh!” YOLO = You Only Live Once! It was one of those moments. You know when something hits you, and it means something. You only live once! No kidding. That is big.
When I started this blog it was intended to help me pay attention to living in the moment. Living more fully and experiencing life in a deeper way. But, after today I am thinking even deeper. YOLO is about paying attention, and it is also about living life to the fullest, not holding back, or waiting, putting things off. And now that I am 61 years old that seems even more meaningful.
This acronym, YOLO has awakened me to many ideas and thoughts. Just like my anxiety breakdown it has come to teach and remind me that life is short. It is time that I find the real meaning in my life and stop chasing regrets and re-runing old sad stories. It must be the future, not the past that pulls me.
It’s exciting to think about what the future will bring. As I make my way through this life curve, I am open to the new me that will emerge on the other side.
Meanwhile, I can tell you that my life will be filled with color and scarfs, and lots of jewelry! (And, even orange glasses!)