I just read “I’m 35 and I may suddenly have lost the rest of my life. I’m panicking, just a bit.” from Scott Riddle on Medium. It’s a pretty heart breaking, but honest and touching memo about how fast life moves and the importance of enjoying every moment.
I know this is so cliched, but life really can change overnight. Suddenly I can’t be sure I’m going to see my new son’s 5th birthday, or even his 2nd. It’s now highly unlikely I’ll see even my eldest daughter get married. I probably won’t know what careers my children pursue. And as for my own career, it’s come to a screeching halt. I’m also struggling to imagine what it might look like in future if I do manage to survive this, because my outlook on life is already so fundamentally altered I don’t think I can just go back to my old world.