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It's been six months since I posted anything new...wow. I've been preoccupied, busy and the rest of the time was spent sleeping. This entry is about time. Some things have changed for me and many remain the same. How can it move so slowly and yet so quickly? Seems like some cruel joke of the universe. And why do we think we have so much time? As much as we hear the clichés, "we're not promised tomorrow," or "tomorrow may never come," we continue to waste time. Um. I'm guilty.

Recently I’ve become very aware of my mortality. Sometimes when I say goodbye to a friend or family, I think “what if I never see them again?” What if I leave here and get hit by a bus? Hey – it could happen. I’m all too aware that it could happen. I think at one point I was deathly afraid of death. Now I understand that it is a part of life. If you are to live, you are to die. With that understanding comes other truths, like, what if I don’t get to visit the Grand Canyon? Well, maybe not that but there are many things I’d like to do and haven’t done… I wonder how many people lie on their deathbeds and say that they’ve accomplished everything they’ve ever wanted to do.

Maybe we aren’t supposed to do everything. If nothing else, I have come to the realization that the clichéd “live every day as if it were your last” deserves serious consideration. There are many things I hope to experience – true love and commitment, children, contentment, passion and the simple joys of being. Currently my passion lies in my work. It brings me great pleasure. I can hardly wait to see what I’ll create next. I hope that some day soon, this same passion will spill into all areas of my life. I do believe I can do anything I set out to do. Just to let you in on a little secret… I plan to take over the world!! Okay, okay… maybe not the whole world – but at the very least, I will control what I can in my life and surrender the rest.

Life is about choices. Those choices take us down different roads. We tend to think we can backtrack – that we’ll have time to go back and take another road if one doesn’t lead where we’d like it to. Metaphorically speaking, sometimes there isn’t another exit or if there is, it’s 80 miles up. Bottom line for me is, do what you gotta do, take a chance and enjoy the ride!

Originally Written: April 8, 2000


Hi. I'm Valerie. Glad you're here – come on in and sit a spell. I've never put so much of my writing online but I share my personal experiences in hopes that I help someone in some way. I hope you find something you read thought-provoking, amusing or encouraging. Reach out or comment if you like. Please forgive the typos, grammar and cussing. Thanks for stopping by.

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