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It’s strange to think that a single event can shape your entire outlook on life. For me, I can pinpoint that moment to when my brother passed away (will be ten years ago tomorrow). Even typing those words, ten years, feels surreal now. And while you think that would be enough time to make peace with the situation, it’s not. And I doubt it ever will be.
But the one thing I refuse to do is let it hold me back. If anything, it’s the push I need when deciding whether or not to take a risk. To move somewhere new. To step outside of my comfort zone. It’s the reason I quit a job I hated in order to pursue this blog as a career. And it’s the reason I will continue to not settle for anything or anyone that takes away from my ability to live life fully.
So for this week, I won’t be sharing the usual Friday links. Instead I hope that you’ll take some time off the computer to be with your loved ones. Go out and have fun. Take in some fresh air. Create memories. Because in the end, life is short. You damn well better make the most of it.