Monday, August 22, 2011

One Shot, or Two?

There are moments in our lives when we stop and think about how short life really is. Or how precious life is. As a mom of a new-ish 10-month old baby and soon to be 4-year old, I'm reminded quite often about this fact. I watch my children change every day. It's marvelous to see the curiosity in their eyes when exploring a new subject of affection. And then to watch the transformation from curiosity to joy or "glee" on their innocent faces when they make a new discovery.

So in addition to enjoying one or two shots of espresso as a sleep deprived mama, I think about how life is a one-shot deal. Whatever my belief, I know I am here for a limited time. I can't imagine living to be 120. Why, when it means I extend my old-age habits for another 20 or 30 years?

So why not enjoy these moments of "middle-age" and give it my best shot? I often think about playing the lotto so I actually have a shot at winning. But then my strategy is that life is, in a way, a lotto. So why not play my hand at several different entrepreneurial ideas, to see if one of them is the winning ticket?

With one shot, might as well make it the strongest, boldest espresso each and every day.

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