Today is National Tell A Story Day, and we asked our writers to reflect on their own stories. Here, Ximena Iglesias shared with us why her story is a book yet to be written.
If we are looking at life in mathematical terms, according to the Huffington Post, the average life expectancy, for a female here in the U.S. is 81 years old. I am only a quarter of the way there. Age is but a number, and what matters most is what you make of that number. Don’t let yourself be defined by it, and don’t use your age to your disadvantage.
My story isn’t complete. I constantly hear the statement, “It’s not the end of the world.”
I don’t understand why we all say that so much. Because it’s necessary to remind ourselves that even when it feels like our world is ending, it’s not?
This statement is a constant reminder that we are all human. No one is perfect and everybody makes mistakes. And until you pull a Chicken Little and tell us the sky is falling and that a huge meteor is coming hurdling toward earth, it’s really not the end of the world.
So, my story isn’t complete yet because I still have time, and I plan to use my time on Earth well. There is so much to look forward to, there is so much left to discover, and so much left to learn.
Life is a learning process. Bring it on!