I realize I probably have many more years to live and the purpose of this book is to help you to start living life to it's fullest. However, knowing that my life is sure to be long, it makes it difficult to feel a sense of urgency to figure out what I would do if I did indeed only have 30 days to live.
So, I tried really hard to imagine my days were numbered. After reading Day 1 and being posed with the question to quickly, without thinking about it too hard, what 5 things would you want do with only a month left, I began to try to think of things. I am known for over thinking things. K.I.S.S. came to mind. Keep It Simple Stupid. So, I tried again.
1. Plant a garden.
Of course, I won't be around to enjoy it, but maybe those who survive me will enjoy it. It can stay on my list.
2. Get healthier so maybe I will live longer than thirty days.
You've just given me thirty days to live. I think I am screwed, but maybe I will beat this game with that one so it can stay in place of "sit here and wait to die", which honestly was the only thing I could think of that I really wanted to do at that moment.
I decided it was time to take a break. Even if I had to sleep on it, it was ultimately my decision if I wanted to take some time to think about it. As the night went on I was able to think of 3 more things I would want to do, without any more sarcastic thoughts.
3. Run a 10k.
4. Put together a photo album of old pictures.
5. Spend more time with my family.
And one more really important thing that I know will take longer than a month to do, but even partially done it would be better than not being done at all. I want to write a book.