Monday Words: Choose to Live

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If there is one thing in life we have it is choice. No matter where you find yourself. No matter the good or the bad. There is always a choice. Whether a choice of perception. Whether choice of direction. Whether choice of words. We always have a choice. Sometimes we make a choice without thinking twice about it. Sometimes we make a choice and quickly regret it. Sometimes we make a choice and couldn’t be happier with it.

No matter what choice we make big or small, there is the fact we have a choice. Lately, among all of our choices we have decided that the theme of these choices is to choose to live. We want to live life fully, intentionally, and full of depth. Our hope is to teach our son to do the same, but we realize that in order to do so, we must exemplify that more than speak about it. Our life has been intentional about making our career, our passions, our life, all in the same vein. I want to see no line between creating and living and no line between working and playing.

This is the choice that is hardest. It is easy to want to stick to the road traveled and paved ahead of us, but maybe it is because too many times I refuse to take this road that lately it has started to become easier to choose the path we have for ourselves. The last thing I want is to live a life I must feel obligated to apologize for or somehow find complaint with in order to validate it. No one should have to feel that way. Instead, I hope to live a life that is contagiously full of life, creativity, adventure, love, and goodness. There is far too much of the opposite in this world.

Thus, this Monday I inspire you to find a way to choose to live today. What will take you closer to a life well lived? What brings you joy? Where can work and play blur? I want to hear it!

Happy Monday my friends. May you feel alive this week.

Hello! I’m Megan Gilger,

A strong believer that nature and the seasons are our greatest teachers. We live on a hill in Leelanau County, Michigan just a stone’s throw from Lake Michigan. This land we are responsible for is where we are focused on building a life around the seasons and intention. We spend our days here building a regenerative model of living and focusing our garden on native plants and intensive polyculture planting styles. My focus is less on self-sufficiency and more on community-sufficiency through how we grow and connect through the seasons.
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