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Friday, March 5, 2010

Carpe Diem

Seize the Day! That’s my motto for this week.

For the past six months I have been regretting a decision. It was a decision that I felt a lot of pressure to make and I made it without being fully informed..always a bad idea, especially when it’s a big decision.

In any case, after talking with someone in the know, someone whose opinion I respect, someone who said to me, “Well, if it were me, I would do it.” I decided to seize the day and try to change my fate…will it work out? Only time will tell…but I can say for sure that at least I tried and I feel better about things now instead of worrying and wondering about what could have been.

So now I wait and see. (And vow to sell my soul if that will help.)

What about you all, have you ever seized the day? Gone for it, even if it was something so crazy or so far out of your reach that it would take a miracle to happen?


  1. I think you have to tackle every day in this way. Grab it by the balls and squeeze. You may not get what you want every time but getting there is half the fun.

    My best example was writing a piece that was considered good enough to use as a book cover quote. I've managed to do this a few times but that first one is always the most magical.

  2. In military operations, fortune favors the bold, but the bold rarely make impulsive decisions without making every effort to gather and analyze all available information before making a decision. In the end you can only rely on your education and the sum of your experiences and trust your own judgment. The only decisions I regret are the ones I never made. Be decisive, and handle the consequences accordingly.

  3. I think a lot of the things I've done would probably be considered a Hail Mary. For one thing, querying agents...

  4. The other side of seizing the moment, is overanalyzing it. When this happens, you tend to miss out on life. There has to be a middle ground, I think. Be bold, but cautious if possible.

    Probably the best example of this approach was my decision to leave work, pool my money together and go to Europe for fun. It didn't work out quite the way I wanted it to, but I don't regret doing it. It was a gamble and I took it.

  5. Sounds like there's an interesting story there Danica!