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Email of the Day: Between Now and Dead…

By Dr. Laura on August, 4 2020
Email of the Day: Between Now and Dead…

It’s your fault!  Two years ago, I realized I’d been complaining about the North Texas summers for about 25 years.  I also hated my job.  That’s when I heard you use the phrase, “between now and dead….”  I listened as though you were talking directly to me, and at that moment I decided to stop complaining and do something!  I saved my money, made plans and by the next year I moved to Northwest Arkansas.  I didn’t have a firm job offer but had saved enough money to make the jump and did odd jobs to pay the bills.  That phrase kept nagging at me, however.


I spent my free time building things in my garage, something I’ve done most of my life.  I always enjoyed taking wood and making it into something other than just sticks of wood!  Then I came across a local company that made furniture.  I didn’t think I’d be good enough to do it professionally, but why not try and shape a career out of something I loved?  I pestered them until they interviewed me, and I got an offer for a job which paid the lowest amount of money I’ve made in years.  But I took it, because “between now and dead” kept resonating in my ears.  I just built my first piece of furniture and I dedicated it to you.  It’s the hardest work I’ve done in years, but I come home with more energy than I ever did at a job I hated.  Thank you for those four little words.  They’ve spurred a welcome change in my life that was far too long in the making!


To send me an email, drlaura@drlaura.com 💌



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