Why not?

I have this great friend *Ty who kinda came to pass because we put each other in the friend zone. Convenient, ehh? Anyways, Ty is super motivated about anything and everything in life; he's just one of those go getter kind of guys. When he was a teenager he was super rebellious and did whatever he wanted but he's really straightened out since he's grown up and matured. Now he's actively filling out his mission papers, a straight A student, and is already making plans to attend medical school when he returns home. So last week I had the pleasure of hanging out with him; we made brownies and watched a movie at his place. At one point during our baking fun he told me that there was so many things that he want to accomplish during this lifetime and he just wants to seize every opportunity available to him. And then it got me thinking. What things am I not accomplishing or doing due to the fear of rejection or judgment? Everything that happens in life goes by in the blink of an eye, and before we know it we won't have any time left on the clock to do any of the things we wanted to do "later". So upon arriving back to my little apartment I had an epiphany (yes I seem to have them quite frequently). Why not? Why not do everything I want? Why not talk to the cute guy in my class? Why not go full out in dance? Why not start a youtube channel? Why not keep my blog public so the whole world can see it? What's the worst thing that could happen? I'll get embarrassed? Well embarrassment only lasts in the moment and then it's over. Why not take the reins of my life and steer myself in the direction that I so desperately want to go? These are MY choices and they are going to affect my future and my career. The things I want to do in my life are far-fetched and magnificent. Why not take advantage of the time I've been given, because at the end of my life I don't want to be stuck with a whole bunch of what if's. Give a round of applause to Ty for helping me to see the beauty of asking myself why not.


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