Saturday, March 1, 2014

Just Do It!

WRITE. Every day in March write a slice of life story on your own blog. SHARE. Link your post in the comments on each daily call for slice of life stories here at TWT. GIVE. Comment on at least three other slice of life stories/blogs.

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!


  1. Welcome to the SOLS community of writers! How wonderful that you jumped into writing and you have left me wanting to know more of your story. tell.

  2. Welcome to the writing part of the SOLSC! Be sure to post your unique url for each day's post. Let me know if you need to know how to do this!

  3. You sound a lot like me. I stop myself from doing things or speaking up because I'm too worried. I relate to this post SO much. Not only that, but at 57 years old, last summer, I went to Panama! You're going to love it.

  4. I wish you a wonderful experience with you overseas living decision. As someone who has done this, allow me to say this: it will transform you in the most wonderful ways!!! I wish this experience for everyone because life it's just to beautiful and short to watch it slip from our fingers. Just do it!!!! I can't wait to read about your adventures!