The average American lifespan is 2,481,883,200 seconds. That’s 41,364,720 minutes. Which is equal to 689,412 hours. That is 28,725.5 days. Just 944.4 months. Or 78.7 years. It’s amazing how quickly those numbers get small.  

With such a short amount of time on this planet, ask yourself, “How am I living life to the fullest?” What are you doing to maximize the time spent here and ensure that when your judgment day comes, can you say that you made the most of it?

The Top Five Regrets of the Dying by Bonnie Ware is an amazing book that details her experience as a hospice nurse. Over the years she has informally surveyed her patients in the days and weeks before their passing.  Five answers surfaced as the most common and they all shared a similar trend. None of them mentioned material status or personal beauty, rather they talked about how they wish they would have lived truer to themselves and more fully. They talked about how they wish they hadn’t worked so hard and had let themselves be happier.

We believe that life is best spent maximizing your time and spending it doing the things you love. Your days shouldn’t be wasted sitting on the couch or laying in bed. Netflix has some quality content, but if there is an event or party, do that, the show will be there later. Get out, be social, live your life doing things that will enhance your experience and create moments that you won’t soon forget.

At Life Events, we want to help you do this. Life is a series of events, strung together by decisions, the weighing of benefits and costs, and distractions. Events can be large and once-in-a-lifetime, like weddings and graduations. Or they can be significant but more frequent, like anniversaries and birthdays. Or not associated with a specific event in one’s life, like fundraisers or parties just for the hell of it. No matter the scale or significance, each of these add value to the life of the person being celebrated and the attendees.

We believe in the importance of responding to an event invitation. Events are usually difficult to plan and execute, and they rely on attendance to make them successful, so do your best to not take them, or the organizer, for granted. When someone invites you to a party, it’s because they want you there. Show them the respect they deserve and answer their call. Don’t choose “Maybe” and then wait for a better offer. A straight answer is always the better response, and they'll understand if you can't make it. It's okay if you cannot or do not want to attend, but in this case, a “no” is a better than a “I’ll let you know”. The event organizer, whether a friend, an acquaintance, or a professional, appreciates your commitment and transparency.

Get up. Get out. Do things. Don’t stop. Sleep when you’re dead.  Life life with a !