Yes, what are you going to do with the life you have left? You aren’t so young anymore, if you’ve reached eighteen years, then you have lived for 6570 days already and with the number of young people dying these days, you sure know by now that you are not sure when it will be over for you. If that’s the case, when do you want to start living your dreams, when do you want to start working towards your goals? Do you even have goals? When are you going to start working on your plans? Do you even have a plan? If it was all gonna be over in ten years, what projects would you start right away? What wonderful projects have you abandoned that you would strive to finish? Surely you don’t want to just drift to the end?
Living should start now. That hobby you’ve always wanted to learn, that place you’ve always wanted to go to, that vacation! This is the time to do it, not tomorrow, not next year because we are creatures of time and are not sure when our time stops ticking. Is there someone you’ve always wanted to spend time with? Why not do it now, not necessarily on a fancy vacation, perhaps at the park in the form of a small picnic.
This is not a long piece, I just want you to ponder on your life, to decide what you want to do with the rest of it. Today, make a list of the fifty things you’ve never done, the places you’ve never been to, the people you want to see/ visit again. It may be a simple thing like taking your family to a cinema or going out for lunch with an estranged kid of yours. Maybe a day of wondering, just feeding birds. A call to a long lost family member or friend, how about skiing or skating. Perhaps you always wanted to learn yoga or karate, isn’t it time to overcome your fear of water by taking that swimming class? Whatever it is, put it on your list and make the effort to do it. It doesn’t have to be perfect when you do it, just enjoy the moment, enjoy the beauty of life and breath in that fresh air while reminding yourself to live again and again and again until the final moment. Let it be that you never again look back with regret at your past, but with pride and joy knowing you made the most of it, you made every part of your life count!
Finally, on a more sober note, in deep thought with pen and paper in hand, I want you to ask yourself, WHAT AM I GONNA DO WITH THE LIFE I HAVE LEFT?