May 10, 2017 by Zuri
First, my apologies for neglecting my blog for the semester. Life got hectic.
During one of my classes, we read a book called Journey to Ixtlan by Carlos Castaneda. In it is a chapter called Last Battle on Earth. The general point of the chapter is that a warrior must fight every battle as if it were the last battle on earth. This concept can be extended to any activity we pursue. Live your life at your best, as if this moment is your final moment.
It made me consider all those times when I said “no” to going out with friends, or ditched out on plans for whatever reason, whether it be depression, anxiety, exhaustion, etc. I really need to reexamine things, and live each moment as if it were my last. This means spending more time with the people I love, doing things that may bring me joy. This chapter in this book changed the way I feel about myself, it even brought me to tears. I need to remember to enjoy life, as life is finite.