"It's great to let go. I should have started sooner."
A few times a year me and my friends take turns in hosting brunch for each other. We all bring something to the table, one makes magical scones, another one the best scrambled eggs in the world and the one who is somewhat disabled in the kitchen (me) makes american pancakes from a finished mix. Then we sit down and talk about life for hours.
Today was one of those days and one thing we discussed was that people should be more aware of how short life can be. Not in the extreme way I am, who wakes up in the middle of the night thinking "Oh my god, I could die tomorrow, what the hell am I doing with my life?!", but in a way that put things more in perspective. Such as asking yourself what is really important in your life, and what could you let go of.
When I got home I watched this TED Talk with amazing Isabel Allende. It pretty much says it all.
Also, I want to be like Isabel Allende when I grow up.