gotta live like we're dying

I realize that my recent streak of positivity makes some people want to punch things, and probably makes others want to vomit. So to you, I apologize for this post:

I'm not an American Idol fan. I had never heard of Kris Allen until a few days ago. and I am so not that girl who posts song lyrics on her blog. but this song has been stalking me, literally stalking me everywhere I go for the past week, and is stuck in my head. it's one long string of cliches and advice that everyone loves to quote but rarely follows. but it fits so well with the way I've been feeling lately.

Gotta start
Looking at the hand of the time we've been given here
If this is all we got then we gotta start livin' it
Every second counts on a clock that's tickin'
Gotta live like we're dying

I think that it happens to everyone once in a while. you sit down and look at your life, and re-evaluate where you are and where you are going. decide to get rid of the things that aren't working. take a firm grip on the reins and charge in the direction you want to go. after a while we slow down, get a little lost, and have to re-plot our course. but that's just the cycle of life. no one goes full steam all the time, no one is always headed in the right direction, and no one really lives without regrets.

You never know a good thing until it's gone
You never see a crash until it's head on
Why do we think we're right when we're dead wrong
You never know a good thing till it's gone

sometimes, you need something to regret. if you never did anything wrong, you would never change. and if you never changed, you would never grow. but you have to make the effort to learn from your mistakes. you have to change yourself if you want change to happen in your life.

We've only got 86,400 seconds in a day
To turn it all around or throw it all away
We gotta tell 'em that we love 'em while we got the chance to say 

Gotta live like we're dying

I'm not trying to become a motivational speaker here. I just want to change my life for the better. to complain a little less. to do more of what I love. and to not just sit here and type those things, but find a way to actually make them happen.

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