Think: When Do You Actually ‘Live Life?’

Aloha, loves.

Once again, I would like to personally thank everyone who takes time to read my blog. Double thank you to anyone who spreads my blog to their friends and family.

Here is a quote that I found and wanted to share:

“You want to know what living life to the fullest actually is? It’s waking up on a Monday morning with no complaints. It’s knowing you always deserve to laugh. It’s doing what feels right no matter what. It’s doing what you want to, no matter how stupid you look. It’s about being yourself, because no on can tell you you’re doing it wrong.” 

I believe I have talked about this before, but I would like to talk about it again. The thing is: you do not need to do the biggest, most expensive things to ‘live life to the fullest.’ People think that if they do not travel the world, get that dream job, make big money, and spend lots of money- that they are not ‘living.’ Living, however, is what you are doing when you are not on an airplane flying to some exotic destination. Living, truly living, is appreciating every minute of the day. Living is making the absolute most of what you have.

In my eyes, you are living life to the fullest when you wake up and take time to appreciate what you have been blessed with. Living life is the small talk with people at the coffee shop. Living life is going for a walk in your local state park, and seeing more beauty than  you would on some island in the Caribbean. Living as much as possible is going skiing on a Wednesday night, when no one is out, and it is just you and the hill.

Living life is the improve concert you found in the cities while walking around. Living is the ice cream cone spilling on your shirt, but it doesn’t matter because you are with some of the greatest company on Earth.

Yes, living life also means seeing the world and how much success you have.

But, the thing is: if you only live life if the brief moments you are doing extravagant things, what are you doing in the other times? The normal, every day time of your life. Are you living, then, too? Or, are you only ‘living’ when you are doing the cool things? When do you feel most alive?

I challenge you to feel alive in the normal, downtime’s in your life. Feel alive in the small things. Feel alive! Feel alive everyday, not just some days. Feel alive. Feel blessed enough to smile when you are stressed with school. Feel alive when you are sitting in even the most boring class. Feel alive at the grocery store. Feel alive when you see your significant other for the first time in a while. Feel alive when you open presents on Christmas Day.

20% of your life will be spent doing the most extravagant, picturesque things.

80% of you life will be everything else.

People do not fear death. People fear not living enough before they die. 

People dear not living enough before they die. Think about that. Possibly, if people truly lived in that 80% downtime of their lives, they will not longer fear ‘missing out.’

Let me get this through your head:

You do not need to do the most expensive, traveling, or what ever it may be to feel like you are ‘living life.’

To fully live life, live life in those extravagant moments, but live life as you would in those moments, but in every minute of the day. The same hype you have when you do the cliche ‘living life’ things is the same hype you should feel every day of your normal life.

“Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.” 

Do me a favor: tell your friends and family to read this. Everyone needs a reminder.



EXTRA: Please take a minute to check these sites out. Your help is critical!

This pledge is a personal commitment to help keep women and men safe from sexual assault. It is a promise not to be a bystander to the problem, but to be a part of the solution.

Apache Pine is a group of friends with roots that trace back to time spent together skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and exploring the rocky mountains of Idaho. As years go by life gets busy, we aren’t together as much. Each product embodies some experience we have had together and resembles the beautiful places that we love.






Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s