Sometimes I wonder if people who have lived conservative lives of reserved joy get to the end and regret the things they didn't do. Do they wish they'd quit their jobs to move across the country? Do they regret choosing to stay home rather than go to that concert 4 hours away? Do they regret not swallowing their fears and doing something scary? Do they regret that pride kept them from saying they were sorry?
I wonder about these things because I'm afraid of getting to the end of my life filled with those types of regrets. I'm not the craziest person around, allowing myself to be dragged through life by my whims, but I try to live a life as free from regrets as possible.
Be awesome. Be a badass. Those are the things I tell myself when I'm scared to do something. When I'm too tired to do stuff. Be awesome. Be a badass. Don't wait until the end to do all the good stuff.
A friend was working on a book that she knew would be a series and while revising the first book asked me a question about whether to include a certain scene or to save it for the second book. My advice was never to save anything for the second book. Put it all in there. Be a badass. Because what if there is no second book?
I think that's how we should also approach life. Why save the good stuff for later when later may never come.
Go forth and be awesome on this badass Friday.