Hey there! It’s me, Heidi.
You jump, I jump, Jack.
Anyone else a Gilmore Girls fan out there? This is one of my absolute favorite shows, and if you haven’t watched it yet, I highly recommend you do so. I’ve watched the series at least twice all the way from start to finish, and maybe even more. It’s hilarious, it’s relatable, and it touches on aspects of family life and the pangs of growing from adolescence into adulthood that everyone experiences. Plus Lauren Graham and Kelly Bishop… Need I say more?
In one of my favorite episodes that I just recently re-watched, Rory is in college and getting serious about her journalism career. She comes across a secret society at Yale University haphazardly, and wants to expose them in a scandalous article for the Yale Daily News. Her new pal of sorts, Logan, happens to be a part of this secret society that we later find out is named the Life and Death Brigade. Their goal… to live life to the fullest. Their motto… In Omnia Paratus, loosely translated as “ready for anything.” Logan invited Rory along to a Life and Death Brigade event, where she is exposed to people and adventures that she never otherwise would have given a chance. I don’t want to give away the details of the episode because I’d much prefer that you actually watch it (the whole series is on Netflix and it’s a great binge watch), but let’s just say the picture of Rory and Logan with the umbrellas holds particular significance to Rory’s new experience. Their jump (What jump? Just go watch the show!) signifies the start of a new life.
Although the members of the Life and Death Brigade may be a little more reckless than we should be, they make a good point: There’s no use living if you haven’t lived.
Now, that doesn’t necessarily mean that we have to go on the most extreme adventures or live our lives on the edge of danger or reason. It means that we are obligated to make the most of the time we have been given on this Earth, because it is short. No one escapes the inevitable.
Making the most of the time we have is going to look different for everyone. No two lives are exactly the same… and thank God for that! For me, making the most of the time I have means working hard, but also taking time to do the things that matter the most to me with the people that matter the most to me.
At the present, making the most of my time looks like job interview after job interview after job interview. And, let me tell you, it royally sucks. Literally no one likes to go on job interviews, but I know that if I stick it out, do the best that I can, and trust in God’s plan for my life, I will soon be embarking on an adventure that I never could’ve dreamed up for myself.
Easier said than done… the trusting in God’s plan for my life part. Never in a million years did I think I would be applying for jobs out of Louisiana, but here we are. Surprise! And throughout this whole job searching journey and not knowing what’s going to happen and being scared out of my mind but also super excited, all I keep thinking is:
IN OMNIA PARATUS! READY FOR ANYTHING!
You jump, I jump, Jack.
Until next time,