I’ve been confronted with a lot of options recently. Many of which that would alternate the plan I had in place for myself. It could be for the good or not so good. I really don't like messing up, especially my life! Truth is, there’s really no guarantee to what your future will look like. Anything can happen today or tomorrow that completely changes your life forever, and ultimately changes you. I often heard my parents say “Thank you God for waking me up this morning.” Even though I know waking-up each day is not a given, after waking up so often with no problems… 365 days for 24 years, 7 months, and 18 days. After 8,991 times it starts to feel like a given, but it’s not. The reality is that people lose their life every single minute without knowing it's coming. That could be my reality tomorrow, or yours or your parents. There’s no guarantees in this life so why do we live each day as if we have forever? Why are we so cautious to not make radical changes in what career we choose, who we love, where we live, the kinds of friends we make? As if we’re waiting on a defining moment that says “The time is now young grasshopper. Go, you’re free to live!” If you knew a moment like that would never come, that no one will ever give you permission to live out your desires, that people are going to question your optimism for wanting a life that doesn’t fit the norm, that you will feel crazy for going towards something you want even though you don’t know how to get there. If you knew all those things now, would you start living your truth tomorrow? Would you start showing your gratitude by living a life that was meant for you? I can guarantee that all of the things I mentioned earlier will absolutely happen, but if it’s any consolation, you will also be the happiest you’ve ever been. You will meet people that bring you closer to what you desire. Opportunities will present itself that feel like miracles (because they will be). You will start resembling the person you’ve always wanted to be. But this takes risk. Each and every day it takes being optimistic about what you want in life and doing something that will bring it closer to it. We don’t know what tomorrow will be but what we do have is today. Wake-up and create it.