Had a conversation with a patient that is worth sharing.
Patient is on the younger side.
Me: how are you? I need to take your vitals.
Patient: okay. I’m just miserable. This is my life now, this is what I’ve become.
The patient continued to explain what happened but the last part of what she said stuck with me.
“You never really realize how much you haven’t lived until you can’t anymore.
There’s so much i had wanted to experience, people I had wanted to reconnect with, places and things I wanted to do but you know, tomorrow. I’ll make that call tomorrow. I’ll do that thing tomorrow. I’ll experience this thing I’ve been wanting to tomorrow. Well look, I’m in my tomorrow now and most of what I’m doing now is wondering why I waited, the regrets. I never really realized I wasn’t living until tomorrow came and showed me.”
We continued to talk but what she said really stuck with me. All the memes that say “it’s never to late to begin.” Sometimes it is, sometimes tomorrow comes and just grabs your step and stops you. Sometimes the way we are living isn’t really living, sometimes all this stuff we are doing is nothing more then a distraction to life and we get comfortable existing.
So what is it, what do you wanna experience, touch, feel, see and just do to wake it all up inside?