Burkeman does a wonderful job of opening your eyes to the fact that we all do have a limited time here and we should be doing what we really want to do. Don't settle and just plow through but set your site on what makes you the person you want to be. As Oliver Burkeman says " Your time is finite. Doing anything requires sacrifice. Ask yourself if the sacrifice is worth it. To make time for what matters, you need to give things up." Make sure you are not giving up the things that you hold dear.
I did the math to see how many week I have left, sort of weird but it made me realize I need to get my act together. There are so many pieces of stained glass I want to make, so many students out there that do not know I need to teach them so I can leave a legacy of more stained glass artists than there were when I started, the places I want to travel to, the people I want to be with and it goes on.
At this writing I am at 756 weeks left, not to sound fatalistic, but to be an eye opener! It is a wake up call- Kim get you bottom in gear and stop procrastinating! When I think of all the time that I lost doing things I did not want or need to do does break my heart. Now I just do what I want to do. There are some roadblocks preventing me from doing some super important things and I am working on breaking through them.
I love the Appendix: Ten Tools for Embracing Your Finitude. I highly recommend this book. There is a workbook that goes along that is helpful but not necessary in order to get the most out of the book.
If you have read this book or do read it, please let me know what you think and if it helps you with your life path.