Refinery 29 had a life advice article up about changes to make in 2014. The last one asked a few questions about what you would do given the knowledge it was your last year on earth so I decided to record mine here in the hopes that I will be more inclined to follow and reflect on them.
WHAT WOULD YOU LET GO OF: I think I’d have to let go of my newly introduced worrying about time. I guess turning 26 just really hit me and made me feel like I’d accomplished so little and felt such a lack of direction. I would stop thinking about what I’m going to do in the future, whether I’ve done enough in the past, and if I’m doing enough in the present.
WHAT WOULD CEASE TO BE IMPORTANT: My weight and money. I wish I could get these things to mean less to me now but it’s so hard to not think of my financial security fears and the extra rolls on my stomach.
WHO WOULD YOU WANT TO SPEND MORE/ LESS TIME WITH: I’d want to spend my last year on earth laughing til my stomach hurts as much as possible so definitely my close friends. I’d also want to spend more time with my family since I’ve never really been a tight-knight-family type of person.
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY: I’d say “I love you” a lot more when I really feel it and I would say “I’m sorry” when I don’t mean it a lot less.
WHERE WOULD YOU WANT TO VISIT: I spent this past September and October visiting where my dad grew up so I think that I would want to take a nice long trip to really see where my mother was from, Shimonoseki, Japan. To see the cherry-blossom trees and spend more tan just a few weeks visiting would be amazing!