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i made a list soon after my surgery of all the things I wanted to do.
I read a quote inside a jamba juice {ha!} that said 
Begin doing what you want to do now.
 We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake”

i can’t believe how many i’ve crossed off of that list. 
sometimes it takes something big happening to put your life into perspective.
but don’t wait for something big 
to realize how short life is.
how we should go after our dreams …
it costs far too much to not.

xo xo 

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40 Comments

  • Reply christin

    so true! so if i quit my job i'm going to direct my boyfriend to this post 🙂 kidding.

    April 12, 2012 at 3:18 pm
  • Reply angie

    very true and inspirational!

    April 12, 2012 at 3:23 pm
  • Reply Kenzie R.

    That's a great quote! That's funny you found it in a Jamba Juice, but better somewhere than nowhere! Great post 🙂

    April 12, 2012 at 3:23 pm
  • Reply Melissa

    Love love love this. Can I use that quote on my blog? I'll give you credit. Funny enough contemplating a big career move and think there was a reason I saw this today.

    April 12, 2012 at 3:34 pm
  • Reply Stevie Leigh

    Thanks, Sarah 🙂

    April 12, 2012 at 3:43 pm
  • Reply Nat

    Love this- it's so so true! I just did a post on regrets today, trying to remind myself to live this life to fullest!

    April 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm
  • Reply wfayew

    this is lovely.

    April 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm
  • Reply JEREMYandCHELSEA

    i love posts like this! a nice reminder

    April 12, 2012 at 3:48 pm
  • Reply Lyndsay

    Very inspiring. I've been thinking about this all week and then here you have this lovely and inspiring quote. Thank you 🙂

    April 12, 2012 at 4:06 pm
  • Reply Ash

    beautiful sentiment, sarah.. (:

    April 12, 2012 at 4:08 pm
  • Reply Angela {The Zeucky Report}

    The timing of your post today could not be better. I have been struggling over the past couple of weeks with the feeling that the things that "I have to do" always seem to get in the way of the things that "I want to do". I need to get better at making sure that I make room for both, specially the things I want to do. Life is too short to waste it!

    April 12, 2012 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply Sheila @ The FailteHouse

    I love this Sarah – love it!

    April 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    during a reorganizing, de-cluttering fit last night i found my high school journal and inside was a list of things I wanted to do in my life. without even realizing it I had done so many things on that list.. 16yr old me would be so proud. i'm looking forward to finishing the list 🙂

    April 12, 2012 at 4:25 pm
  • Reply intowestafrica

    I love this Sarah — I've been trying to push myself to follow those dreams lately. Perhaps because 30 is nearing and it seems time has just flown by! Either way, great to live in the now!

    April 12, 2012 at 4:47 pm
  • Reply Lisa Lisa Lisa

    This is very true! I tend to be practical: invest in the future, work really hard now so that later is easier, etc.
    I've been wanting to move to DC, but have had trouble finding a job there while living in Washington state. My current job recently has had some changes.. that have pushed more more towards being less concerned about having employment lined up! I'm 95% decided that this summer I'm moving to DC, job or no job!!! I'll figure it out once I get there!

    April 12, 2012 at 5:01 pm
  • Reply Kelley @ Kelley Maria

    You are so right! Thank you for the reminder.

    April 12, 2012 at 5:06 pm
  • Reply Jessica Wray

    I couldn't agree more! You're always so inspirational, Sarah!

    Peony

    April 12, 2012 at 5:14 pm
  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany

    chills!

    April 12, 2012 at 5:34 pm
  • Reply Mish Lovin' Life

    Just what I wanted to hear today.

    Thank you 🙂

    April 12, 2012 at 5:42 pm
  • Reply Ashlee

    Couldn't have said it better myself. 🙂

    April 12, 2012 at 6:09 pm
  • Reply Cat

    I guess I really needed to read this quote because upon reading it, I burst into tears. So weepy now, but motivated at the same time.

    Thanks. 🙂

    April 12, 2012 at 6:14 pm
  • Reply Jane B.

    Agreed!!

    Well, something did happen to me recently that made me realize this…but I think I will make a list as well and cross things off as I accomplish them.

    April 12, 2012 at 6:40 pm
  • Reply Corey @ Learning Patience

    Perfectly put Sarah! I wrote a similar theme today..about trying things you thought you may have disliked…branching out and experiencing life.

    xoxo from Trinidad

    April 12, 2012 at 7:55 pm
  • Reply Tiffany

    I love this, Sarah! Perfect! It's easy to get caught up in "life" and forget that it's about LIVING! Thanks for the reminder.

    ~Tiffany
    http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

    April 12, 2012 at 9:22 pm
  • Reply Blossom Lounge

    Once again, you never fail to inspire all of us. BIG HUGS!
    – Steph

    April 12, 2012 at 9:42 pm
  • Reply Danie at Pasadya

    This is so true. Couldn't agree with you more! I hope your surgery went well.

    April 12, 2012 at 10:03 pm
  • Reply Ioana-Carmen

    This is so nice darling! What do u say about following each other?:X

    FashionSpot.ro

    April 13, 2012 at 8:28 am
  • Reply prettygirldesigns

    love this!!

    April 13, 2012 at 1:16 pm
  • Reply Ana F.

    That is so true! I think we all take time for granted sometimes. My motto is: never postpone for tomorrow the things you can do today 🙂

    Happy weekend, Sarah!

    April 13, 2012 at 4:51 pm
  • Reply Lottie

    So true and not said enough–thank you 🙂

    April 13, 2012 at 5:03 pm
  • Reply Liz

    amen! that's all I have to say about that. trying to figure out how to make those dreams come true… it can be tough to take the leap. but there's not time like the present 🙂

    April 13, 2012 at 6:52 pm
  • Reply Liz {Sequins And Stripes}

    So true! Gosh your posts are so inspiring!

    April 13, 2012 at 9:41 pm
  • Reply Sara Louise

    We have to live life like everyday could be our last and #makeitcount 🙂

    April 14, 2012 at 7:25 am
  • Reply Liesl

    I just pulled that same quote last week…love it!!! 🙂

    April 15, 2012 at 10:08 pm
  • Reply Pris

    I needed to read this tonight! Thank you!

    April 17, 2012 at 1:01 am
  • Reply hisandherscene

    So beautifully put! – I live by the moto "I don't want to wonder I want to know" and I think it is so important to enjoy and live for the moment xx

    May 9, 2012 at 9:33 pm
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