Life is uncertain. Death doesn’t follow a laid out schedule. It’s all unpredictable. Too many times, I put life on hold. I tell myself I will get around to this or that, but the truth is, I might not have time to get around to it. None of us know when we will die; there is no magic clock showing us how much time we have left, and when I die I want to know that I was the best I could be and I did the most I could do. NO REGRETS. For me, this encompasses many things. I want to be someone my parents can be proud of, someone my sister can look up to, a doctor who saves lives, God’s servant who through Him saves souls, a helper, an encourager, a source of strength, a risk taker, active, an adventurer, an optimist, a friendly face, a wife, a mother, a confidant, and above all: a woman of God. None of this can happen if I don’t take advantage of every second I am blessed with. I want to make the most of my short time here on earth. I will never get wasted time back. OPPORTUNITIES LOST ARE GONE FOREVER. So take advantage of every chance you get, because they are numbered. There are no repeats, no do-overs, we get one shot at living this life and I for one want to look back on my life with pride. Comfort zones are things of my past; I want to step out of mine and branch out, taking advantage of every opportunity that comes my way, whether it be serving God, serving others, or doing something crazy fun for myself. I want to experience what life has to offer: love, happiness, joy, pain, sorrow, loneliness, friendship and go through it glorifying God, because that is my purpose in life. I WASN’T SUPPOSED TO BE BORN, BUT HERE I AM. God gave me life for a reason- for His glory, and I am going to try and spend every day I have remembering His gift to me and not taking it for granted. Life is a beautiful thing and I’m not going to waste it spending time living for myself. I want to make an impact on others, exalt God, and enjoy life. When my time comes, the boxes on my bucket list will all be checked.