Following your dreams and doing your purpose while living in the shadow of mortality is what makes life sweet.
We had a rough year in 2011. My husband’s health was in crisis, and the whole year we were in “survival mode”—me working three jobs to keep the boat afloat, Mike doing what he could while recovering from three major surgeries and their unfortunate and scary complications. For the first time, we were empty nesters in the truest sense of the word, going through these tests without our children and with each other as our main support. I’m happy to report it made our marriage stronger. (These things can go either way, that’s for sure!)
We made it through. Mike has a clean bill of health, and is slowly rebuilding his strength—and both of us, tested in this crucible, have come out stronger and more productive than ever. So, Mike is doing what he’s always loved to do—travel in service to others, while taking amazing photos of nature and people.
And I’m supporting that, passing on this project to you for your consideration. (I have to give credit to Seth Godin for his pioneering in thought and creativity in funding projects—sites like IndieGogo and Kickstarter make following your dreams and doing your purpose possible for anyone.)
If you only had a few more years to live (and who knows, for any of us) what burns in your heart to get done? And what stops you from doing it? Check out the possibilities, and make a plan to do follow your dream.
There’s nothing to lose but precious time, and in the end, it's all we have.