Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Take Time To Live.

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I yet again, offer my condolences to the family of Carrie Fisher, for they have now lost another. Debbie Reynolds - known as the mother of Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and the grandmother from Disney's "Halloweentown" movies - has passed away just one day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher.

The amount of death and sorrow that has fallen on this Earth within this last year, is astounding. I know that everyone meets their demise and every year we loose beautiful souls, but with these two deaths - along with quite a few other icons I grew up adoring -  it hit me just how quick anything can change within the blink of an eye.

My whole life has been filled with fear and anxiety, which has kept me from living to the absolute fullest. I've held back from venturing to far out of my comfort zone, but I will say that I've made progress.

These two souls lost their lives to heart attacks, but they did not go in vain. They are both gravely missed and truly admired for their excellence in not only films, but as icons to millions. 

I looked at my son after hearing of Debbie Reynolds' passing and realized that I didn't want him to be stuck in my world of "bubble space". I want to teach him to take time out of everyday and do something that he truly wants to do. I want him to learn that even if you're afraid, you can do it in fear. 

You know how sometimes you get this spark under your ass (excuse my language) and it instantly ignites the fire inside you? That's what happened today.

I know this isn't thee most informative piece of writing I've written - let's be honest, I've had a few days where my posts weren't exactly up to par - but I'm human.

I also care. Which is why I'm telling you this now. I know it's terrifying to take a spontaneous drive out to an unknown city and have an adventure into god know where. I know it's hard to push the boundaries with anxiety, let alone a mental illness. I know it's tough to speak up, be heard, scream out loud. But you know what, time could halt at any second. Our rocks could have an untimely demise in a nanosecond, without a blink of an eye. 

Love your rocks, hold your rocks, tell them how much they mean to you, don't let them doubt your love for them, but be your own rock as well. Be the brave soldier you've admired, act like the hero you honor, live like the soul you've dreamed of. We have one life and if we spend it working all day, sleeping all night, errands every moment, before you know it you'll be looking back at the youngans doing just what you wish you could. 

Go eat at that new restaurant 4 hours away. Travel to Disneyland and party like you're 12. Go off grid for a weekend. Camp at the national forest that you're scared of. Try that exotic wardrobe you've been eyeing. Photography those castles you've dreamt about. Take time to live, because damnit you deserve it. 

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