The Greatest Adventure is Life!

The Greatest Adventure is Life!

"There is no normal life Wyatt, there's just life. Get on with it." This quote from the unforgettable performance by Val Kilmer of Doc Holliday in the movie Tombstone has stuck with me since the day I first saw it. There's a ton of truth and meaning in that scene. Doc Holliday is dying, and he offers this last bit of advice to his friend. He sees his friend playing it safe instead of chasing his joy. He tells him, "Live every second. Live right on to the end. Live Wyatt. Live for me."

Life is messy. It is hard. But it is also beautiful and inspiring. Life is an adventure, full of plot twists, climaxes, tears, love, and laughter. And it is finite. I want to grab every second of this precious life as if it were the one ring! (J.R.R. Tolkien reference anyone?) That's what I'll be sharing here. My own musings about life, written, not for the young audience of my books (whom I adore), but for their adults who may need a break from all of this "adulting" that we are expected to do! Lol! I want it to be uplifting, sometimes thought provoking, but never controversial or divisive. And like life, it will be unpredictable. It will not be scheduled or scripted. It will appear when my muse says to me, "Put this out there. Someone needs to read it." I hope my words will inspire you to live outside of "normal". To live every second. To find all of the joy in the moments between the chaos. 

I love Doc's quote, but my favorite quote in Tombstone is delivered by Dana Delany, who played Josephine Marcus, the love of Wyatt Earp's life. She tells Wyatt, "I tried to be good - It's just - Boring." Lol! I'm not looking for normal. I'm not trying to be what others deem "good". Because there is no normal, and good is subjective and invites judgement. I want to live every single minute. Loving my friends and family with my whole heart, chasing my dreams, and enjoying all of the beauty and wonder that the creator of this world offers - savoring every moment right on to the end. That is where we find extraordinary!

- Steph

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