I wrote the first workbook “Put Life in Order, Put Worry Away.” Afterward, I immediately completed the important medical forms, updated my will and provided copies of these important documents to appropriate people. I took the quiz with my husband about how I wanted to be treated at the end of my life and found we were in perfect agreement. Whew! I felt as if I’d accomplished something important.
Now here’s the admission: I haven’t completed the parts of the book about who to contact, what my specific wishes are about how I do or don’t want to be treated, or what I want said, read or sung when I die.
Why? I think I suffer from what Y Collaborative is battling: procrastination – that feeling that I have unlimited time to write this information down. As the author of the book, you’d think I know better. Additionally, I’ve just recovered from an accident that immobilized me for two months (kite-surfing, no less) and have just returned from a trip to an area where terrorist acts happen with some regularity. These two events should also have been enough reality for me to realize that time is not my friend.
Just as Y Collabortive encourages everyone to take action NOW, I am aware that it only takes a few hours to give myself and my family peace of mind. I can let them know I’ve thought – and acted – so that they don’t have to second guess or try to figure out what only I can truly answer.
My promise: I’ll let you know when all the stages are finished. By being accountable to you, I know I’ll be accountable to me.
~ Christine Miles