No, I don't mean to be melodramatic. I don't think I'm gonna die in 5 years. But it could happen... I mean accidents happen all the time, cancers appear out of nowhere and I've known of at least one person who unexpectedly collapsed one day, never to be revived again.
The point is this: if I only had 5 years to live, how would I like to live those years?
This is the spur-of-the-moment realization of a 40+ year-old, after going through a difficult stretch these past few months. It's an intentional return, scrapping the old journal in exchange for a fresh vision: that of VERY limited time left. After all, as Seneca said: death owns us. Life is but one long (or short) march towards it. So I might as well dispense with the fear of dying and finally gather my courage to start living, and savour each moment I have.
There's probably a bucket list of sorts I would like to come up with soon enough. But I also need to ask myself where is my time being idly lost? What are some activities that upon closer look, are things I will want to let go if I want to fully enjoy those short 5 years.
Today is July 7th 2021, and it is day 0 with regards to gaming (as well as with other behaviors that are not gaming-related - and that I also wish to let go of).
So here we go!