You were not born to just pay bills and die.

You are not promised tomorrow.

You are not even promised another minute, let alone another week, month, or year. Your whole world as you know it could come to a halt at any given minute. Every little problem (Yes, I say little because although they seem significant now, they are not) that you’re facing will cease to exist. Every thought you ever had will cease to exist. Your whole life will one day cease to exist.

Are you okay with that? Do you love how you’re spending every minute of everyday? If not, why not change it?

You go through life living the same old days after days. Days eventually turn into weeks, and before you know it years have passed. Here you are still following the same routine; get up, go to school/work, eat, shower, bed. This is what many of us call life, and no we are not satisfied with it, but we continue to do it. I have news for you,

“You were not born to just pay bills and die.”

I urge you to seize the day before it is too late.

Do everything you’ve ever wanted and then more.

Life is going to throw you countless opportunities, take every single one with open and grateful hands. Literally live everyday like it’s your last, because you never know when it will be.

I want you to travel the world, emerge in cultures you’ve never heard of, swim rivers, lakes, and oceans, and hike through the mountains and forests. There is so much to see and so much to do. Go on random road trips, go to concerts with people who mean the most to you, find hobbies that you love and put your all into them, look at the stars, watch the sunset thousands of times because each one is different and unique; and if you get tired of watching the sunset, watch the sun rise. Do something thrilling and out of your comfort zone. Take photos of everything. Eat your favorite foods, but don’t be scared to try something new. Get an education, take classes you love, be excited to learn and absorb new information. Face your fears head on. Take everything that you think you’re afraid of and make it afraid of you.

Laugh often.

Love too much, and don’t be scared to get hurt.

Be passionate.

All I’m trying to say is don’t look back 20, 30, or even 5 years from now and regret not doing something. No one is going to hold your hand through life. You have to make it meaningful on your own. Make your life yours. Don’t be the person always sitting on the sidelines, wishing they weren’t. Make the change, be the person in the center of the crowd. The one who everyone can look at and think “They love the life they live.”

I don’t really know if this is advice for others, or for myself; but I think that everyone could often use the reminder that life is going to end one day, so make the most of it while it counts.

Yours truly,

Court

“Do not accept anything less than you deserve.”

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