Haven't you heard? Tomorrow is the end of days.
There's a glossy and fiery campaign sweeping the nation, warning humanity that the apocalypse is looming -- that tomorrow, May 21, we'll all go up in a puff of smoke.
Hmmmm. We have our doubts. With all due respect to extreme belief systems, it seems that our demise would more likely be brought on gradually by a puff of smog if we ignore our Earth-loving vows. The next 12 hours might be better spent in hypothetical preparation than by stocking our bunkers with dehydrated ice cream (thank you, Space Camp); there's no better time to unfold that cheesy "bucket list" and practice asking, "What if?"
Do what you love: If you had nothing to lose, what would you do? Yup, it's cliche and corny, but it's a cliche for a reason, right? Dust off your paintbrushes, put that band together, choose a career/major/path that really trips your trigger.
Help out: It's tempting to hoard time and resources when ambition means a long-term plan. If all of that energy and stuff were going to waste, it would be easier to share, right? Sign up to volunteer or make a donation to a cause you care about.
Speak up: Tell the people you love that you love 'em. Thank someone for something you've been meaning to thank 'em for. Apologize for that long-standing wrong you've been hoping to right. Use your voice to let people know you believe that Love is Respect -- and that there's nothing wrong with saying so.
Travel: Broaden your horizons and put things in perspective, experience a new culture, volunteer in a place that needs help, learn a new language and try new things. Teaching English abroad is a great way to afford living abroad while sharing knowledge at the same time. City Year has great opportunities to do service in different cities around the US.