If you’re anything like me, there are so many goals you have for yourself, and memories you’d like to make, but it’s easy to find excuses as to why it’s not the right time, or you’ve convinced yourself that it’s too difficult. I’m here to tell you: there will never be a perfect time and the only time is now.

The loss of a loved one can serve as a wake up call to focus on our potential. I recently lost a dear cousin who was so young and seemingly full of life. All I could remember was the first time we met in highschool, and how his energetic, kind and vibrant spirit put a smile on my face. He seemed larger than life and capable of anything, but now he’s gone. We lost touch as I got older so I’m left wondering and praying that he accomplished his goals and lived a full passionate life.

“Don’t die old, die empty. That’s the goal of life. Go to the cemetery and disappoint the graveyard.” Myles Munroe

Quotes like the one from Myles Munro help me reflect on my own life and challenge myself to be the best that I can be; To live as though today might be my last, with no regrets, full of purpose and crafting a legacy that I can be proud of.  As I thought through these intentions, it became clear that I have to eliminate spaces of doubt, fear and second guessing. Even those things I don’t feel prepared to do, I challenge myself and anyone reading this to take the first step. To live without regret and use your talents while you can, I know that’s what I’m going to do.

This blog is my first act of moving forward in the now. All year, I’ve found excuses as to why I haven’t had time to do it, but I’ve taken this first step of putting pen to paper and feel liberated for finally making a move. Let’s move forward and live a life of action where regrets become a thing of the past. Let’s live a life where we can ultimately say as in the Bible verse “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race….” 2 Timothy 4:7.

Until next time,

Sherifah