BY PAMELA JO BOWMAN, MESA, ARIZONA – I found this quote and the way I have been living my life lately, I could have written this!
As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let us down, probably will. You’ll have your heart broken and you’ll break others’ hearts. You’ll fight with your best friend or maybe even fall in love with them, and you’ll cry because time is flying by. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, forgive freely, and love like you’ve never been hurt. Life comes with no guarantees, no timeouts, no second chances. You just have to live life to the fullest, tell someone what they mean to you and tell someone off, speak out, dance in the pouring rain, hold someone’s hand, comfort a friend, fall asleep watching the sun come up, stay up late, be a flirt, and smile until your face hurts. Don’t be afraid to take chances or fall in love and most of all, live in the moment because every second you spend angry or upset is a second of happiness you can never get back.
With that in mind, I am going to spend the weekend in Oregon with my sisters and my Great Aunt. I am taking my camera and will document all of my aunt’s stories of Italy and her life and our family. Should be some great material there. And if there isn’t I will make it up! I am a writer after all!
Aren’t my sisters the cutest things ever?