For me being around death is life affirming. We are all dying. In fact it is one of the few things we have in common with every other person on the planet. I find so many people don’t want to talk about it, or get creeped out when I bring it up. I don’t get it. I do get it… I mean I understand that it can be scary to think about and make us sad, but baby its coming and there is no way to stop it! Let’s talk about it and openly explore what makes us uncomfortable and break down the fears surrounding death.

I do not believe talking about it or planning for it will make it come faster. I do believe facing my fears about it has freed me to live my best life now. It has taught me to take chances, love more, laugh more, be open to doing new things, adventure, explore and embrace all of life. It has also challenged my patience. I don’t feel like I have all the time in the world, I know how fleeting life goes by, and don’t want to waste time doing, being or staying with situations that don’t serve me.

I am not afraid of dying. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to die yet, but i’m not afraid of the act of dying. In fact I have never felt so alive since I faced death. Sounds weird doesn’t it? I didn’t expect that to happen, but I’m so glad it did!