I’ve been prepping all my spring History classes and I ran across this statistic: in the colonial period, the life expectancy for a man was 48 and a woman was 52.
I’ve seen this before but it really struck me this time. That’s because I turned 42 today. If I was living then, I might expect to live no more than 10 more years.
10 years. What would I be doing if I had only 10 more years to live?
Seems like I spend a lot of my time not doing the things that I really want to do and not doing the things that really matter because I expect that I still have decades to live.
So if I knew that I had only 10 more years, what would I do differently?
What would you do differently?
Funny how birthdays now make me sad and reflective. They used to thrill me. Now I just feel dissatisfied that I’m wasting what precious time I have left.