I'll have more than enough time to go on these adventures... I just don't have time right now.
This is exactly what my aunt had done. That night, she shared all of her regrets with me; all those things she wanted to do and never did. There weren't very many but I could tell she had more than she thought she would. And then it hit me. You really do only live once. The tiny flicker had now grown into a small flame. This is the only life we are ever going to get. I realized I'm not going to get another chance at being young and unattached.
But it didn't take long for this mindset to be lost underneath all the "to-do's" of todays world. Eight months go by of me being idle; I had let the flame all but die out. Then I get a call; my Grandma was in that same ICU on life support. After she passed away, I became angry with myself. How could I have let myself fall back into that lifestyle; how could I waste so much time? That's when it caught fire.
So now here I am. I'm done making an imaginary list of the things I want to do, but will never do. I can't waste any more time and I can't let the people I love do that either. Every day will be memorable, every day will be extraordinary, and I can't wait.