When “one day” becomes “now or never.”

College graduation

College graduation

This past weekend I went away with three of my childhood friends.  One of these girls I befriended when I was around 9 years old.  The other two I met in middle school, and therefore we were probably around 12 or 13 years of age when we became friends.  As we talked, ate, laughed and joked I could picture in my mind’s eye where we have been and how far we have come.  Then it dawned on me, the number of “one day” in our lives is diminishing.    “One day” has become “Now or Never.”

One day I’ll lose weight.

One day I’ll get a new job.

One day I’ll learn how to play piano.

One day I’ll learn a language.

One day I’ll buy a house.

Tick tock…times up!  One day just left the building!   She was young, she was vibrant and full of possibilities, and  “now or never” has walked through the front door.    One day was an amazing feeling, you could make mistakes and have plenty of time to fix them.  Now or never is a much different task master.  She demands that you stop putting off your goals and seize the day!  Change is scary but if one does not find the courage to try new things, and make positive changes,  then the risk is waking up in our sixties, seventies and eighties with nothing but regrets and could haves and should haves.

So be conscious of what you want and who you want to be when you grow up, because now or never has walked through the door.  Seize the day.  Be brave.

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