Over the past several years, my family has had a lot of medical issues. My Mom passed away in 2008 from COPD and Lung Cancer. My sister, at 50, five years ago, had to have a triple bypass. My brother in law, at 57, last year, had a stroke, my brother, at 52, just last week, went to the ER for chest pains. He had an artery that was 99 1/2% blocked. They put a stent in. My cousin, at 53, died yesterday from a heart attack.
My Step-Dad, who is 86, so, no spring chicken, has quite a few medical issues and the Dr advised us that he will most likely die from a heart attack. His heart is only working at about 15% capacity.
With all this happening, just makes me want to pick it up and run away. Change my number so I can’t hear anymore bad news. While I am planning to move away eventually, I won’t change my number. But, it makes me wonder. When will my number be up? When will whoever runs this show say, “Okay Jacqui, your times up.” I believe in reincarnation, but, each life is the only life you will remember. I look back and ask myself, what do I have to show for it?
Ziplining in Haiti
I haven’t had a bad life. Really, I haven’t. I’ve traveled some. I’ve cruised around the US and British Virgin Islands. I’ve been on a cruise. I’ve been on TV as a blogger reviewing the Chevy Traverse. I’ve been flown to CA by eBay to train with the VP’s there as an eBay Parent Panel member. I even went back to college after my divorce and got my Bachelors Degree. But, most importantly, even though I’m divorced, I have a wonderful daughter as a prize from that marriage. So, have I had it bad? No, not at all. Can I make it better? Absolutely. More traveling. Domestic and International. I’d like to meet family members that I haven’t had the chance to meet yet.
Those are just a few things I want to do. I’m 42 and I hope to all that is Holy that I can avoid the path of 2 siblings and make my life more adventurous.
What are you doing to make sure this lifetime is the best you can make it?