Do not betray the moment. It’s what I keep trying to remind myself as I stare out into baby blue lagoon water, worrying endlessly about all the bad stuff in my life- body insecurities, talent insecurities, business anxiety, fragile financials, human betrayal... it is all such a distraction from these heavenly moments. We wait all our lives to get these special days and then just waste them, disappearing into our heads. I stared into the blue, climbed into the cold water and swam fast, climbed up the huge rock, took a deep breath and jumped- hitting the lagoon so hard my top came off and my shoulder hurt. But it was freeing- gone was the mental anguish, even if for a moment. We’ve planned this surprise trip to Jamaica for 7 months, and I’ve been counting down the days. Here with some of my closest friends, in paradise, even at 35 years old I’m still having to work hard on honoring the moment- as it is, indeed, the only moment. To live perpetually in the future or past is to not live at all. As Marcus crosses this huge age milestone i hope we can all learn to embrace this life a little bit better than we’ve been raised to do. Because the world is beautiful, and “you only live once” has never felt more real. Pic of @stonehartjewelry and @ben_teton .
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