This time last year I was blissfully ignorant of what lay ahead.
In many ways my innocence is now forever gone. I will never go to sleep again believing my life will have a predictable trajectory, or that tomorrow when I wake my life will remain the same. I know now, that in one moment, one hour, or one phone call, my life could completely change forever.
This is no longer a random statement or adage, it is completely true for everyone.
As I sat with my daughter Paris today finalizing her academic scholarship and completing the last of her admissions paperwork, we talked about feeling safe.
Absentmindedly, I shared with herthat I doubt I will ever feel safe again. Or at least in the way I once did. However, I stopped in mid sentence because I don’t want her to feel unsafe or insecure, so I explained; people think they are safe and they are not, so do what you love and don’t be afraid to take risks.
Essentially, my message is to be confident and enjoy life. No one knows what the future holds, and I’ve learned the safe route isn’t really safe.
The secure route is as treacherous as any other route, only often less enjoyable.
So, you might as well live.
Love and blessings to all.