I finally watched Rent last night after stumbling across Tick, Tick, Boom the night before. It was an eye, mind, and heart-opening experience.

We have only so much time on this earth. Each of those 525,600 minutes per year could be our last. Each is an opportunity to change, to choose love over fear, to cast off the heavy chains of what others expect and become who we truly are…to live la vie boheme.

We all struggle. We all have our vices and our skeletons in the closet, haunting us. But thats the beauty of it! We ALL have those things. We have ALL suffered at some point, regardless of race, religion, sexual/romantic preference, social status, etc. We are all human.

My heart has been so very heavy the last 2 years with all the division and fighting and hatred. I keep waiting for it to get better, for love to finally win. I keep hoping one day I’ll wake up and people will see one another for who they truly are and not what “they” tell “us” to think.

Perhaps I’m being naive by being that hopeful. But I know when I finally leave this earth, I want to go knowing I lived authentically and with compassion. I want to look back and see that I chose love over fear as my guide more often than not.

There are 525,600 minutes in one year. How will you choose to live yours?

Published by Stef G.

30-something former Critical Care RN, divorced single mom, tongue cancer survivor and empath who is constantly striving to be better than she was yesterday.

2 thoughts on “525,600

    1. Right?? Just mindlessly scrolling Netflix and *boom* (pun intended).

      It was incredibly well done and I outright sobbed at the end.


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