I wish I had paid more attention…
Yes, that is a picture of me ‘fist-bumping’ my maternal grandmother. She seemed to like it.
Though, this picture fills me with a bit of regret every time I look at it.
All of my grandparents, aside from my mom’s grandmother, have died. And I wish I had paid more attention to them while they were alive.
Heard their stories, listened to them laugh. Recorded them telling a joke. Helped them hook up their VCR.
Nothing I can do about that now.
But then I think, ‘what can I do today?’
I ask myself who are the people in my life I can call, or email, or text…to remind them I love them?
See, too much of my day is laser-focused. I throw all of my efforts on building and sustaining my income. Focusing on client work. Staring at a screen. And every minute, every day, every year seems to slip away so easily.
There will come a time where the people in my life that I love are gone.
And I don’t want to regret not letting them know how proud I was of them, or how much I loved them. Simply because at the time, ‘I needed’ to write that email sequence or create that product graphic.
Like the greatest achievements in life, I feel it’s accomplished little by little. A quick call. A simple text. You would be amazed at how far that goes when those on the other side feel ignored, neglected or unimportant.
It took me a long time to realize this.
But I get it now.
To life, amigos