My days are numbered. As are everyones. We are not immortal. We come with an expiration date. So it seems almost criminal to me to waste any of these precious days we’ve been blessed with having. Days are short. Twenty four hours go by in the blink of an eye. Weeks, months, even years fly by, leaving us saying, “where did the time go?!” Time marches on. Time waits for no man. No matter how hard we try to hold on to our youth, our kids youth, keep our parents from aaging, we cannot slow it down. So if we’re smart, we embrace it! Carpe diem! Live each day to it’s fullest! Do everything on your bucket list before it’s too late! Don’t procrastinate. Don’t say, “tomorrow’s another day.” Because it may not be! Nothing is promised, especially time. Things can change in the blink of an eye. As in my case. I went from living my life, to watching it pass me by. Chronic migraine and Fibromyalgia stopped me in my tracks. I used to go horseback riding, swimming, walking, trips to the beach. Now I’m lucky if I can get out of bed without falling. Or get out at all. These conditions have robbed me of my own free will. My choices. My own decisions. Planning and having something to look forward to doing. I have no guarantees that if I schedule something today for tomorrow, that I’ll be able to go. It’s an endless merry-go-round of missed appointments, broken plans, disappointment, guilt, anger, depression. I fight! I push myself as hard as I can. But sometimes that’s not enough. My body wins out over my mind. I’m trapped in a mind that wants to go and a body that won’t allow it. I’m not done by any means. There are still medicines and treatments I haven’t tried. There are new meds and treatments in development. I won’t stop fighting because the alternative is too grim. So no matter what you’re facing, don’t give up on your dreams. Keep making plans. Keep writing your bucket list. This is the only life we get. Make the most of it. Every minute of every hour of every day. Stay strong and #AlwaysKeepFighting!