I’ve also been thinking a lot about how long life is and how I don’t want my life to suck even a little because there could be the possibility that my life will then suck for a long, long time. So every time I can, I have to notice where the suck is showing up in my life and do my best to get rid of it. Because sucking for one hour can lead to sucking for one day, one week, one month, one year, or forever if you’re not careful.
Which brings me to the subject line of this email. I have lived a lot of my life by a Y.O.L.O., You Only Live Once, principle. Doing impulsive things because I was telling myself a story about how I’m only going to live one time. Lately I’ve been experimenting with the inverse of this idea which I call Y.O.L.E.D. or You Only Live Every Day. I have discovered that actually, I’m not only going to live one time but rather, I have to live every day. YOLO life is staying up late, consuming too much alcohol or crappy food, running up the credit card, and always rushing in a constant state of adrenaline. YOLED is more chill like taking time to stretch, fill up my water bottle, eat breakfast, and setting the freakin’ mood.