Thursday, March 1, 2012


Oh, darlings. It is a good day. Why? Because, now is the best moment of your life. Yes, now. And now, too.
Please bear with me. When I found myself in between jobs and living at home last year, I got into the habit of watching primetime television with my family. Since then, you can often find me anywhere but in front of the TV at 9 at night, but I'll admit I always catch up on the episodes later on Hulu. In this Hulu-watching phase of mine, I also often watch episodes of shows I don't follow; some of which are only available online. One in particular is the anything-but-intellectually-stimulating "Dating Rules for my Future Self." During the last episode, Lucy (the protagonist) came up with a mantra and finally gave advice to her future self rather than the other way around: Now is the best moment of your life.
Truth be told, I kind of absolutely love it. Now is the best moment of my life? Really? Well then, I guess I better start making the most of it.
I really should make the most of it, as should you. For however normal it may be to worry about the uncertain future and wonder "what if?," life is happening right now. What will be, will be. And what already has been... well, I think you understand where I'm going with this. Now is the time to take chances, follow your dreams, be who you authentically are, or at least move in that direction. The only thing holding you back is you. And not only do you deserve to be happy and fulfilled, you are capable of doing what it takes to make you feel that way. Sure, take care of your responsibilities, but never forget: Now is the best moment of your life. In doing so, I have a feeling you and I are going to be a lot better off.

Whew and whoa. Somebody woke up ridiculously inspired this March 1st!


  1. wowowow!!

    "The only thing holding you back is you. And not only do you deserve to be happy and satisfied, you are capable of doing what it takes to make you feel that way."

    I truly believe this! YOU choose how YOU feel.... even if sometimes life seems so poopy.... YOU get to decide.

    Hugs and I love your enthusiasm! :D HAPPY MARCH

  2. Love this so much, Danielle! You definitely woke up inspired - and inspired me, too. :)

  3. Oh Dani, you're such a cutie-pa-tootie!

  4. <3! I have been watching that series on Hulu too! It's cute!

  5. I love this! I struggle so much with living in the moment and not clouding my thoughts with fear and anxiety of what has come and what has yet to be. The moment is beautiful. x

  6. glidingcalm: I knew you'd get it. Thanks for your support, dear! Happy March to you!

    Jenn (eating bender); I'm so glad :).

    Anonymous: Oh, Josef... thank you ;).

    Melissa @ TryingtoHeal: Ah, thank you! It is, it is.

    Gillian: As do I. I'm glad this post spoke to you, darling. I think it's an important reminder.


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