How many times have you heard someone make that statement, but have you really ever focused on what it means?   Does it really make you want to laugh out loud?   We all have a finite amount of time on this earth and we have already started using it.   Starting today, you only have so much time left.  Are you really using that time the way that you want to?   If not, why not?

I have always had a passion for life and I try to fill it with as much as I possibly can.  I love to travel and I have been to over 50 countries, most of them multiple times.  I get so excited when people ask me to help them plan a trip!  I love to help people and I love to talk travel.  What a great combination.

I have always been passionate about nutrition,  fitness and healthy living.  I love to talk about it, learn about, and, again, help people.  So much so that I went to massage therapy school for two years and passed the exam to be a certified body worker.  I started studying the methods of Pete Egoscue so that I could understand pain and help my friends.  I am currently studying to become certified as a personal trainer.   And I LOVE to cook healthy meals.  Those are the things that excite me.  I get so excited that I just want to help everyone.

That is the kind of passion everyone should have about all aspects of their lives.  And the truth is, everyone has something that they want to change, but either they are afraid, they don’t know how, or they just don’t have the support.   That is what LOL Living is all about.  It is about living the life that you want, your way.  It is living without fear and worry.  It is feeling like you can take on the world.

Let me give you an example – online dating.  If you have never experienced this phenomenon, then count your blessings!  If you have, you will know what I am talking about!  Everyone has to write a profile and, of course, everyone wants to make a great impression.  But you know what happens in a large majority of the time?  Many profiles are the person that they dream of being rather than the person they are.  They use old pictures, fudge the truth about the number on the scale or what their hobbies are, or even about what they do for a living.  I don’t understand why people do not have faith enough in themselves to be who they really are.   What is holding them back from being that person that they describe?

I took a hard look at myself and that is why I am writing this blog.  I am not spending enough time with the things that I am passionate about.  So, starting today, LOL Living is born.  I hope my words will inspire people to be the best that they can be and that you will let me be there for support.   One of my favorite quotes is how I plan to live my life from now on:

“To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882)