A little over 4 years ago a dear friend of mine was killed while running by a drunk driver. The call I got that morning is still etched in my memory, and the days that followed are indescribable. I mean, dying isn’t something you plan for in your day. But, think about it…should it be? For me, his death made me look at how I wanted to live my life. What did I want it to look like? What did I want to do? What was important to me? I found that I was being pulled to create more adventure… It didn’t necessarily have to mean traveling or doing some off the wall extreme sport, like skydiving. I was looking for the feeling that being adventurous creates; like that I’m super stoked, this is going to be epic, belly laughs, nervous knots, quiet the mind, excite the soul sort of stuff.
I came across this quote by Buddha, “the trouble is, you think you have time.” And I got to thinking. How often do you say to yourself “I will do it later” or “one day I will….” Or “if only I could____, then I would _____.” Here is the thing….we have no control over time. Time is infinite, we are not. Time does not stop for anyone. You actually can’t physically HAVE time, so what’s stopping you? It’s so easy to use time as an excuse not to do something. In reality it’s not time’s fault at all, it’s yours.