Come Alive – June 5th



Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


If you had one week left to live, would you still be doing what you’re doing now? In what areas of your life are you preparing to live? Take them off your To Do list and add them to a To Stop list. Resolve to only do what makes you come alive.

Bonus: How can your goals improve the present and not keep you in a perpetual “always something better” spiral?

– Jonathan Mead


I remember questions like this from high school. They were/are always a challenge for me. I really struggle with trying to imagine only having a week to live (or some other arbitrary amount of time). Another favorite of mine is,what do I want family and friends to say at my funeral.

Anyway, the first thing that pops into my mind is getting on a plane with David and going to Australia. If I had only a week left, I would want to be with him and I would want to go out doing something fun.


About Southern Adventuress

Transplant from California now living in Charleston, South Carolina after getting married in September 2010 to a Southerner. Join me as I reinvent my house on a strict budget, navigate the streets of my city; meet the challenges of pet ownership; and delve into education after institutional learning.

One response »

  1. Nice read. It’s not just the ‘Where you’d go’ but the ‘Who you’re with.’ Give the two choices — time in Australia, or time with David — I think the choice w/be easy, right?

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