You Only Live Once
February 24, 2017 7:44am CST
Recently this YOLO mantra has been bugging my reverie day and night. How I envy those people who don't hesitate to plunge into the unknown and come out feeling more alive than ever. I can't be like that. I always consider the consequence. Will I get hurt? Will I fall? But then what if I fly? We'll never know unless we try. So I made my own YOLO things-to-do inspired by Carter and Edward's bucket list. 1. Contact an old friend. (It never is easy to lay down one's pride. I'll send him a message but what if he rejects me? What if he taunts me? What if..?YOLO!) 2. Go to a public bath. (I've been in Japan for quite a while already but I've never tried their public onsen. Getting naked in front of others is a bit far off for the conservative me. But nah, YOLO!!) 3. Get a tattoo. (Not the flower garden kind. Or the dragon vs lion type. Definitely not Trump's face! I'd go for the simple yet meaningful one. MyLot's logo perhaps?) 4. Do something rebellious. (Still considering though. I'm chicken through and through.) And the list goes on and on. I just wish I'll have the courage to do them all. Photo is of my first horse meat ramen.
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• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
@LadyDuck Yes, I understand completely as I hate public places. I don't go out often because of that. I can't see tattoos as I read someplace that it is more painful to have them removed than it is to get them. So if I got one what I decided I didn't like that style I would have to keep it or be painful removal!
We share the same character traits of being too cautious in life, and I think you probably like to plan all the details for a vacation too! When i was young, I did not need to plan till every day was covered, but now I get too cautious. There are too many "what ifs" to consider.
• United States
I would be very shocked if anyone actually got a tattoo of the mylot logo on their body. I tend to weigh the pros and cons of everything for along time so I really can't jump right into things like others do just because we only live once. I don't think being careful and thinking things through is a bad thing.