Don’t exist, live

Bracing myself for more bad news.

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Well that wasn’t the most positive way to start a post, was it? But that’s just how life goes sometimes.

While I am anxiously waiting for test results, lets talk about something a little more uplifting.

Lately I’ve been staring at my phone, worrying about stuff out of my control. Oh you know allowing stuff that really doesn’t matter take up space in my brain. Stuff that sucks the joy out of my soul. With time I can’t get back. For no good reason at all.

While driving home from the grocery store, a song I’d never heard before came on and I immediately loved it. The sun was shining, it was warm outside so I dropped the top, cranked the radio up really loud and drove down the 1 home.

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And just like that I realized the vicious cycle I’ve allowed myself to be in and my perspective changed. Things that have been clouding my mind lifted and I was enjoying just being the moment.

Man, it’s so easy to get caught up in mundane daily tasks, but that’s not the way life has to be.


Sometimes we need a little reminder to just live. To enjoy the small things that surround us but we somehow don’t pay much attention to.


So here’s a little reminder for you:

Don’t just exist, LIVE.



6 Comments on “Don’t exist, live

  1. Hmm. The blood work is ominous. And really any health related issues suck. I wish for you the best. And I couldn’t agree more with you. We all need to drive our own destinies.

  2. I really needed to hear this today! I am so a worrier of things I have little to no control over. I had shoulder surgery yesterday, and still find myself stressing over work stuff that I really can’t work on now anyway– this girl needs to recover! Thanks for putting things into perspective. 🙂

  3. Oh no…what now? Hopefully it’s nothing… stay positive J.

  4. I’m guilty of this. …and it’s been so bad lately :(. Thanks for the post.

  5. I’m stealing that last motivational piece. Sometimes having those ‘life moments’ is all it really takes…to remember what is truly important…think Mike and Bam….you have overcome so much…and I know you are stronger because of it. My thoughts are with you as you wait for your results!!!

  6. Well, I hope that whatever it is you are waiting to hear about doesn’t end up being serious!!
    Love this reminder – it is so easy to get wrapped up in stuff and just go along existing but where is the joy in that?!

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