I Got the Memo: Did You?
Friday morning started like any other day; I sipped my coffee and scanned my computer. Then, I checked my calendar and remembered I had a mammogram appointment today. Ugh
I have been putting this appointment off for too long; it has been six years. I usually keep up with this sort of thing, but I fell behind and lost track of time. I have always been healthy and have never had an issue with mammograms, but I was still not looking forward to it.
The appointment seemed to go well, and I was relieved to get out of there. Finally, I can check this off my to-do list. I was done until next year. I went on with my day and forgot about the appointment.
When the Memo Arrives: Rethink Your Past
It was Friday evening, and I was getting ready to log out of my computer for the day when a message came in. “New Test Result” is available in your portal. So I quickly logged in my result from the mammogram was already posted. That was fast!
I quickly scanned the results, sure that it would say, “see you next year,” But instead, it said,” we need you to come back for more imaging” My heart dropped, my hands began to shake, and my heart started to pound. I have never had an issue before. I just went through this with a recent health scare when my doctor suspected ovarian cancer. I cannot believe this is happening to me again!
When the Memo Arrives: Pay Attention the First Time
The next few days were the worst; I could not sleep or concentrate on anything. I was waiting to get a follow-up appointment. The final result was I do not have breast cancer. Fortunately, this turned out to be another false alarm. Another reminder.
I was ecstatic and prayed with gratitude.I feel like God has been reminding me that life is short and that I can run out of time at any time. Life is not a rehearsal, and I should not take one day or one minute for granted.I looked up at the sky and said, “I got the memo” I do not need any more reminders.
Time is Short so Enjoy Every Moment
I know that I have wasted so much time. I spent my thirty ’30’s and 40’ s as a workaholic. That time is gone, wasted; now I know that was a mistake and a massive loss of time/memories. I am done wasting time. I am done pretending I have “Time” to do the things I want to do “later.” I got the memo! Then it hit me. Did you get the memo?
I want to make sure that you got the memo too!
Paula Marie is a published author, successful realtor, and entrepreneur. Paula's mission is to empower others to manage their time and mindsets to live an extraordinary life! With Paula's eight powerful tools and life planning strategies, you can create the life you truly desire.