Its Never Too Late

Friday, February 2, 2018

These last few days have been like a roller coast that never stopped spinning. It started and after the first two loops, I was done with the ride. But, unfortunately it just kept spinning. That’s when I realized every bad event that kept happening, was like another loop on this roller coaster and if I didn’t do something, I was going to continue to keep spinning. It really made me take a huge step back and evaluate my life. I looked at the things going on in it and around it and thought no wonder I keep spinning. You never really think about what’s going on in your life and how it impacts you, whether it is mentally or physically or even both.

After having this huge slap in the face on Tuesday evening, I knew both Alex and I need to change something in our lives. I began, scanning every aspect of both of our lives and things that we could change or should be changed. After thinking for quite some time, I finally realized what we need to change. We are both very selfless people, and are consistently making sure everyone around us was alright before we checked on ourselves. That, right there is exactly what we needed to change.

This roller coaster we are hypothetically on, is our lives. You’re going to have your ups, and your downs, and most certainly some spins. BUT, ultimately you create this ride you’re on. Which means you have to take care of yourself. A cart isn’t going to run smoothly unless its maintained. Ironically that means you need to maintain yourself too. I’m not just saying going to your yearly checkups, or getting your shots, keeping healthy, etc. I mean you have to find me time, eat healthier, work out a little more, try meditating, or whatever you think is necessary in your life.

Alex and I are the types of people who never take a second to breath and appreciate the fact that we are breathing. We both live very hectic, fast moving life’s, so we never realize when life starts to get too out of hand. We have been given this wonderful thing called life, and we have only been living it to please other people. Neither of us can keep doing that anymore because we are getting into that age of life, where you begin to learn the purpose behind why you’ve been given a life.

On Wednesday morning (was more like night to me cause at this point I was l running on like two hours of sleep) I opened one of those little Dove chocolate hearts, the ones that have the cute inspirational sayings in them! My saying was “It’s Never Too Late.” I brushed it off and threw the little foil wrapper away (which I’m still mad at myself for doing... but after eating my way through the bag, I got lucky and found another one!). After thinking all day long, my thoughts just kept coming back to this saying and I couldn’t get it out of my head. That’s when it hit me, it is never too late to make changes to your life. You’re the one living it and are in control of it, so why not change what you don’t like?     

So, both of us are going to be making a lot of changes in our lives. It totally sounds scary, and it absolutely is… as I’m typing this I’m like holy cow what are we doing, but I know it’s exactly what we need. I know for a fact Alex is already sick of hearing me talk about how we’re making changes but I’m honestly excited and I know he will be too once he starts feeling better.  

At this point, you’re probably like what happened, what are you changing, why are you making those changes. Well, to give you a little summary of my roller coaster this week, Alex has been struggling with some health problems. On Tuesday night, they finally got the best of him and landed him a fancy room in the observation unit of the hospital. He is okay now, and all snuggled into his own bed. Once he is feeling comfortable to get up or is strong enough, the first thing we plan on changing is our workout life. We are both (soon to be) retired college athletes, which means we aren’t going to be forced to work out anymore. So, we have to do it on our own. The next thing we (more so me, he is not happy about this one) want to change is our diets. I have been attempting to transition over to being a vegetarian, and he has been told for some time to eat healthier. As you can image, neither of those are sticking since we are college students, but starting February we are hitting the ground running on it. The last thing we plan to change is our personal time, whether it is together or alone. There is a lot of things we want to accomplish in 2018, so why not start now! We want to make all of these changes, because these are all key aspects in taking care of yourself.

With all of this being said, I know it was a lot, we plan to work on all of this plus more. Since we need something to keep us motivated, we (again more so me, Alex is terrible with everything technology except cameras) plan to document our progress and share it with you guys! I hope you guys stick around as we find our way through this Nutty thing we call life.

XO - Alexis

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