So lately it seems as though my priorities in life have changed. It’s a weird realization to come to, and it usually sucks when someone has to point it out to you.
I know a lot of people say that God is their number one priority, followed by family, friends, work, etc.
I guess what really got me thinking about it (besides the prompt from a friend), is the story about Brittnay Maynard. You know – the girl who moved to Oregon to take advantage of their Death with Dignity (for lack of better word) program. It really strikes home for me, because she was born in the same year as me. She is my age. Her priority was dying on her own terms — something I can respect. I’m not going to get all political on this blog – I have opinions, but I was also not in her shoes, and I wasn’t presented with the same problems she was. She got to live the last six months the way she wanted, traveling and being with family – her priorities.
It’s really hard for me to list my priorities. I know that my marriage and our little family ranks way up there. My family outside of the husband and dog is also a priority. I believe in God, but I’m not a very religious person at all. My job is important, being healthy is important, my blog is important, and my friends are important. But where do they all rank against one another? And what happens when one is compromised?
To be honest, I can’t answer any of these questions. I’m 30 years old, and I have no clue where my priorities lie. I know what’s important to me – but what is the most important? It’s a really hard question when you really sit back to think about it.
So, if I were to ask you what ranks number one in your life, what would you choose? What if something came between you and your number one? How would you handle it?