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Last year’s post was a whirlwind of feelings, ideas and opinions. But instead of going into a longwinded discussion of my feelings on mental illness, I’m reminding you to live life to the fullest.
It’s cliché. But my beautiful cousin taught me something on her way out: Life’s too short not to do the things you want and to pour your love into something, somebody, or somebodies you love. And no matter what, always look like you’re having a damn good time doing whatever you’re doing.
So breathe. Be glad that you’re here. Be in the moment like each one is your last.
Live. Get that tattoo. Dye your hair a funky color. Eat that piece of cheesecake. PDA with your significant other in public. Whatever whim you have, just go ahead and do it.
Love. Exude love for your family, friends and everybody else in your life.
We love you and miss you, Jackie. I think of you every day. You are a beautiful soul and I’m lucky to have you with me on every run — the wind at my heels that busts my butt to the finish.
If you would like to read more about my feelings on depression and suicide as well as hear a story from a friend who lost her father, please read Calee (not Cay-lee either) Spinney’s Guest Post.
What’s the one thing you wish you could do if nothing was holding you back?
My answer? Run another marathon, move to another state, freelance design by day and personal training by night. That was 4 things. And you know what’s holding me back (besides money) — ME.
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Hi there. I'm Calee (pronounced CAL-e). If that's too hard, just call me Cal. Also known as chimes or the chimes. I'm 28ish, a designer, a runner, a self-proclaimed fitness queen, a craftster, a foodie, a music snob — some might call me a hipster. Here's the unabridged version.
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