If I Had 7 Days Left

If you had just 7 days left on this earth, what would you do?

If I knew that I had no more than 7 days left on the earth, I think I’d do a few things a little differently.

Firstly, I think I’d stay up late tonight, without the worry of being tired tomorrow. I’d probably go for a drive somewhere, and go visiting everyone I’ve ever known, and always meant to get back to, for that ‘coffee when we’re both free’.

Money wouldn’t matter, of course, and neither would material objects I guess, so I’d probably donate the things I loved and kept, to places that meant something to me. I’d donate my money to a charity that I liked, and get that out of the way first.

This question, is a little different to that of, “What would you do if you won the lottery?”, because the endless cars, houses, clothes, makeup, just wouldn’t matter.

If you’d just won the lottery, you’d spend your time alone, shopping aggressively online, with no intention to stop. You’d surely want to see how much money is humanely possible, to spend in just 24 hours. I know, I would. I’ve thought about that, often.

I’d probably do the things I was putting off, now. There’d be no later or tomorrow, because both later and tomorrow, would be taken up with more important things.

I’d probably make my bed. Thoroughly. So that if felt cozy in the evening when I jumped on in to it, and switched on my fairy lights.

I doubt I’d lay in bed on my phone, for hours on end, at bed time. I’d surely be laying talking with my fiancé, I’m sure we’d find a lot to talk about.

I wouldn’t care if I ate two pieces of cake in one day, or stick to meal times. I’d probably just eat when I felt like I wanted to, and when I had time in between talking to people, and catching up with them.

I’d definitely go swimming in a lake somewhere, or go camping in the nights. I’d take marshmallows, and magazines and light a fire.

I’d want a clear conscience, so I’d do good for people that needed it. I’d definitely give up a few hours, to helping people that needed it the most. I’d want to help as many people as possible, and right any wrongs, that I have ever done.

I’d like to think that I’d watch funny films, go to every single amusements within a 10 mile perimeter, and spend all of my two pennies a from around the house. I’d want to spend my time laughing.

I’d spend a lot of time with my family, playing board games or just talking and enjoying company. I’d probably end up just wearing comfy clothes, like pyjamas and fluffy socks. I wouldn’t care what people thought. I’d also wear things I’ve always been too afraid to wear, or felt like other people wouldn’t like.


I’d like to think, that I’d sit in the garden for the evening, tonight, once all is said and done, and not worry about spiders, or moths, or what time I need to be asleep.

Once I’d realise that I couldn’t sleep, I’d take my dog on a long walk, probably to the beach. And sit down and have a midnight, makeshift picnic. We’d have books and music, and we’d be laughing.

I’d spend my time thanking people, being grateful. I’d tell everyone that I loved, just exactly that. I wouldn’t put it off until tomorrow, or a better time.

There would be no better time than now.

There is no better time than now.

I’d like to think that I would be myself, fully, inexcusably, myself. I’d like to think I’d be non-conforming, care about no opinions, and just do what made me feel good.


Isn’t it strange, that we feel that we have to wait until exactly the right time, to be happy?

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