80 years – 29,200 days – 700,800 hours – 42,048,000 minutes – 2,522,880,000 seconds
I’m not saying I want to cease to exist at 80. I just picked a number of years that I could possibly live to. Why do we wish days away? Since I was young I would count down the days until my birthday, Christmas, summer camp, vacation, etc. I’m 20 and currently counting down the days until my parents get here, the days until my boyfriend gets here and the days until classes start again. Why do I do this? On top of that on not-so-great days (like today) I wish away the seconds and minutes and hours until I can be asleep. I just want to live every hour, every second I’m given to the fullest of my ability. That doesn’t mean I’m going to drop out of school and not get a job and just travel the world forever. That works for some people but not me. My new goal in life is to do one thing, just one thing each week that scares me. I want to get through that fear with grace, strength and confidence. I want to be brave. It’s important here to remember that bravery does not mean the absence of fear, but instead the willingness and commitment to get through whatever it is you’re scared of despite fear. So, that is a new goal of mine. It can be something small like going to office hours of a professor I hardly know, or something huge like going cliff diving I just want to try.
Are you with me? I’m also going to do my best to write about them each week. Sometimes I might leave out some gory details, but that’s the goal. I’m currently working on something that scares me and until it’s done I’m going to keep that to myself. Just know I’m working on it. 🙂 What fears do you want to conquer?