#ImNotSorry Movement

Choose To Live Your Life

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately. And some things happened recently that caused me to slip backwards in my depression and anxiety. Then as we were sitting at a red light yesterday, an SUV just decided to go, the van behind it was obviously not paying attention at all and also attempted to run the red light, causing the person who’s turn it really was to slam on their breaks and slide to a screeching halt. We were almost witnesses to someone being t-boned. (I’m thankful they didn’t hit each other, but it got me thinking.)

But something even bigger than that happened.

My cousin’s dad (uncle of sorts, my aunt and him divorced, but I’ve known him my whole life so I still consider him family!), Darrell Pottratz, had a large stroke earlier this week. I will put a link at the bottom for the Go Fund Me page my cousin’s have set up. Please help him out by sharing and/or donating. Strokes, as you know, happen at random points of time. It’s something no one ever expects to happen to them or anyone they know. So this has been absolutely devastating to the entire family.


Life is too short to worry about what happened yesterday.

Life it=s too short to worry about what happened last year.

Life is too short to worry about what happened ten minutes ago.

Life is too short to worry about what might happen tomorrow.

Life is too short to worry about what might happen next year.

Life is too short to worry about what might happen in ten minutes.

In just 10 years, I’ve known too many people who have passed away from drug over-doses, car accidents, suicide, etc. I’ve known too many people who’s lives had been cut short from circumstances that were not-controllable.

I’ve stopped reading the news on the internet, and I’ve stopped watching the news on the T.V. because it has caused me to be afraid of the world. It makes me never want to leave the house. People are AWFUL these days. No one cares about anyone else anymore. They have become arrogant, and self-centered and they are always in a rush to get somewhere not caring about who they may or may not hurt in the process of getting from A-B.

And you know what? I’m DONE. I’m tired of worrying and stressing all the time over how people are. Over how the world is. I cannot control what’s going to happen today. I cannot control what’s going to happen tomorrow. I cannot go back and change what happened yesterday. The only thing that I know for a fact that I CAN DO is to live every single day as if it’s my last.

I refuse to let anxiety and depression control me anymore.

I am going to embrace EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. and live it as if it were my last from this moment forward.

I’m choosing to LIVE MY LIFE to the fullest.

I’m choosing to LIVE MY LIFE like everyday is my last.

I’m choosing to LIVE MY LIFE without fear.


Purchase an exclusive, limited time only, t-shirt and let the world know that you’re living every day to the fullest. All profits will be donated to the Go Fund Me account, for Darrell Pottratz.

There are three options to choose from, both come in Men’s shirts and Women’s shirts. If you want to see more options (long sleeve, hoodies, kids shirts etc.) leave them in the comments below! This campaign will run for 30 days so DO NOT MISS YOUR CHANCE to get these EXCLUSIVE shirts! I will be adding a few more designs so keep the page bookmarked!




This is the Go Fund Me Page for Darrell. Please share it and/or donate. Each share and donation are GREATLY appreciated.


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6 thoughts on “Choose To Live Your Life

  1. This is such a beautiful and honest post. I too suffer from anxiety, and a lot of it is caused by things that have happened around me or that I’ve heard about. It’s scary!! But I love your pledge and I think it Is important that we recognize these things and be grateful for the lives we have in these present moments. Thanks for this heartfelt reminder!!

  2. Yes! Life is too short. My husband and I have this thing where we don’t really converse about the – oh hey, guess what almost happened {but didn’t} to me today… which usually takes on a negative tone and if you hold on to that feeling of what could have happened – it takes on too much space in your head to allow the good stuff that DID happen…that’s what we think anyway. I’m sorry you and your family is going through this. I hope he recovers and gets well. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much! And I totally love that way of thinking! People, (myself included) spend way too much time focused on the bad things that almost happened to them or the minor bad things that did happen, instead of focusing on all the good stuff! I love that you guys avoid those kinds of topics! <3

  3. I think it’s important for everyone to realize that worry is in vain. All we have is right now. This post was a great reminder of that to me. Thanks.

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