Hey guys, it’s finally Friday! We hope you all had a great week and are ready to relax this weekend. This week’s post for “The Real” is all about life. We have been thinking a lot lately about life and how short it really is. This post is not meant to be overly pessimistic but rather a reminder of reality. We only have one life to live. Just one! Our greatest fear is being mediocre. We don’t want to just skate through life, clocking in and clocking out, looking forward to what’s around the next corner. We want to live each day to its fullest and have no regrets. There’s a great quote by Hunter S. Thompson that says “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”. That quote sums up our thoughts exactly. Life isn’t meant to be lived half-heartedly. Live your life with such intention and in such a way that you literally skid into your grave with a smile on your face. We have been given this amazing gift of life and should not waste it. If today wasn’t your day then fine, no big deal. Go to bed and wake up knowing you have a clean slate. Live in the moment but know that there is ALWAYS a tomorrow. We challenge you to take each day and make something of it. If you aren’t happy with your current situation then change it. Simply refuse to be average. Don’t waste a single moment of your precious life. Be brave. Do big things. Truly live your life. That my friends is keeping it real.