I am going to…
Last night was the Evening of Awesome at Carnegie Hall in New York, celebrating the one year anniversary of the publication of the fantastic The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, and the 6 year anniversary of the world known as Nerdfighteria. It was an amazing evening, streamed live on YouTube to Nerdfighters around the world, myself being one. Now, I’m not here to talk about the show, about Nerdfighteria. I’m here to talk about why, at the end of watching the show, I found myself deeply emotional, for reasons that surprised even me.
Closing the show, John & Hank invited many people onto the stage, and everyone sang the song This Year by The Mountain Goats. (NOTE - if you haven’t listened to The Montain Goats, go listen to them, they are all shades of awesome!)
I am going to make it through this year if it kills me…
How have you lived your years on this earth so far?
If you died at the end of this year, what would you have accomplished with your life?
Would you be happy to leave this realm, knowing that you had lived a full life?
A life you were happy with?
A life where to good outweighed the bad?
A life where experienced outshone regrets?
There’s many things that I would like to do in life, many places I would like to do, things to see, people to meet. Not all of them are possible. Not all of them are realistic.
But many of them are down to me.
Down to my actions.
Down to me just doing them.
Down to me getting off my ass and doing what I want to do with my life.
And this year, I am going to endeavour to do the things that are in my power to do.
It is better to regret something you did, than something you did not do…
What is there in your life that you want to do?
What is there in your life that YOU, and you alone, have to power to do?
What is there in your life, that the only reason you haven’t accomplished it, is because you haven’t tried hard enough?