I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
-Jack London’s “Credo”
I was at breakfast with my producer friend in Santa Monica when he shared this quote with me. From my table, I had a grand view of the ocean where my mind is always at ease to reflect. “How true!” I thought.
As I approach 30, I am extra conscious that life is too short to simply sit by and watch it slip away. I was filled with a renewed desire to work hard, celebrate, love, and give of myself as if each day is my last. I am challenged to be bold and daring with my choices…