“Memento Mori” – Latin for Know Your Own Mortality, Know That You Will Die
I always hated tattoos to be honest, I never really liked them at all.
Until something big in my life happened and I had to get one, I just felt I needed a permanent mark on my body to remind me to be strong and to never forget that moment.
A few years later I felt that same feeling. A sense that life is passing away, one day at a time, and that at any point it could be gone. I wanted a reminder to push, to make every day count. To push my body, my mind, and my soul to the limits and have no regrets.
If I break, I break, but at least I break trying and not holding back.
This week competing at the IPF World Championships in Texas was one of those moments.
I don’t know if I will ever be physically able to compete again, I just don’t know. The doctors tell me I won’t but I have been told that many times before.
All I know is that there WILL come a time when my spirit wants to do it but the body will no longer let it.
Know your own mortality.
You have ONE life….Do the things that you can do now, for tomorrow you never know what could happen.
Life is a roller coaster of ups and downs, highs and lows, but in the end know this, every minute the end is nearing.
Make the most of what you got right now, give it your best, and have no regrets.
Don’t die with regrets, die knowing you did your BEST.
Never, Ever, Ever Give Up.