Saturday, March 1, 2014
Just Do It!
A few decades ago, Nike told us to Just Do It! The simple phrase was applied to all areas of life--athletics, relationships, decisions (wise & unwise), jobs, extreme sports...anything!
Too many times in my life, the "what ifs" would affect my decision. The uncertainty would weigh me down. I played it safe most of the time.
Over time, I have worried less. Maybe I learned that life is full of uncertainties and we can't always know or control the outcome.
One thing I know, life is short. This past fall, my high school coach and mentor died suddenly from a stroke. I was fortunate to spend an afternoon with him a few months before where he talked about his family, job, plans for retirement, and his love of life! At 59, his life ended with many dreams unfulfilled.
It has been a dream to live abroad since I was 20 something. So for the past few years, my family and I have been toying with the idea. With my coach in mind, I knew this was the time---Just Do It!
In five months, we pack our bags to Panama. A place we never have been. Talk about uncertainty!