Sunday, August 12, 2012
Live, Love, Laugh, Dance
And that’s what made me realize that life is what happens between the pauses. It’s important that we take time to reflect on life, analyze, set goals, work hard, push, push, push. But it’s also imperative for our health and well-being to remember what this journey is all about. Life also happens between those bouts of vacation stays, planning and reflection, and hard work.
We need to make sure that our lives reflect the journey we want for ourselves. Are we making the most of every moment and cramming in as much life as possible? Are we living life without regrets? Or are we waiting for that magical moment when something happens to begin living? Truly living. Are we waiting to grab life with both hands for that someday when our life is perfect, our marriage is perfect, we’re published, we’re working our dream job?
My challenge to you, and to myself every day this year, is to make sure no matter where the journey leads that I’m living life on my terms and making the most of every opportunity because you just never know. You never know where that next step will lead or what that next day will bring.
Posted by Mackenzie Lucas
Writes contemporary romance as Mackenzie Lucas. Find me on twitter @MacLucas_writer and on Facebook at MackenzieLucasFanPage. Lucas holds an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University and a B.A. from Dickinson College. She is a writer, writing coach, editor, mother of three, wife, and life-long writing student. Lucas has published four books with Soul Mate Publishing and Indie pubbed five additional titles. She is represented by literary agency McIntosh and Otis, is a PAN member of RWA, and served as president for her local RWA chapter (Washington Romance Writers) for the past two years.