Something Worth Doing

This morning, the husband sent me an article by a woman who, a few  years after a major medical emergency, picked herself up and said ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

All I could think to tell him was “thank you.”

Here’s my favorite bit:

I decided to up the ante and go balls-to-the-wall … I decided that I wanted to do it right now and not wait, because waiting is never a guarantee … I decided to become an ass-kicker, take no prisoners, say ‘Yes’ more, and stop pansy-footing around. I decided that fuck it, we’re damn worth it, and if you don’t stand up for yourself…well then who the hell will do it for you?

I mean, right?

What an inspiration to really just do it. Waiting is never a guarantee. Holy crap. How often do we do this? How often did I say “January is 5 years from the accident. I’ll try … everything … again then.” ?

I want to challenge myself … and all of you … to do one thing in February, that you’ve been putting off. Just one thing. Mine will be swimming (something I did competitively in HS and college). What will yours be?

Read her whole story here.

4 Comments to “Something Worth Doing”

  1. Wow, that is a really good reminder. Mine will be to open an Etsy store. Even if no one ever buys anything, just putting myself out there will be huge. For me it’s about the act of self validation more than anything else.

  2. The easy answer is that mine is running a 20-mile trail race in the mountains of North Carolina. But lets try the hard answer, shall we? I’m going to get a new job.

  3. I like this. I will have to think of what mine will be, but I like this.

  4. I loved this. I think I will finally start exercising. And applying to grad school (that was in the plans anyway). And learn to bake for real, maybe even start a business? Big dreams…

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