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6 months to live Archives - 6 Months to Live: The Experiment Continues

Jacqueline on top of Croagh Patrick, Ireland
Courage
November 15, 2013

Drop the Mask & Be Who You Are

That title is easy to write but can be incredibly difficult to do. From a young age, we are encouraged to wear a variety of masks and labels so much so that the #1 regret of the dying is: "I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me." And…
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There's a LOT to celebrate!
Celebration
November 11, 2013

Celebrating A Love of My Life!

Guess what today is?!?! IT'S THE BLOG'S 4TH BIRTHDAY!!!  My love affair with "6 Months to Live" has been a journey of joy and of course, ups & downs. There are times I'm madly in love and there have been times I seriously thought about leaving the relationship. Ultimately, I always keep going because I believe with every fiber of my being…
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Halloween with Students in China
Uncategorized
February 6, 2013

Truly Living Is Not Depressing

"6 months to live? Sounds depressing!" I get this response a lot. So much in fact that I've even considered changing the name of the blog. It's understandably difficult to overcome the pervasive negative connotation that comes with facing a terminal illness, or death. My best friend enjoying Panama! Death is a reminder. Whether we 'know' when our time will…
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Irish Countryside by Allison Gergley
Questions that Count
July 2, 2012

What would you do if you had a lifetime to live?

One of the greatest blessings writing 6 Months to Live has given me is a sense of immediacy. I'm continually asking myself questions like: "Am I being true to myself and living the life I want to?" "If I really had 6 months to live, what would I do?" Most importantly, "Am I living a life I'm proud of?" Machu…
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Photo by Jacqueline Boone
ChoiceLifeLife changing momentsNew ExperiencesWhy not?
December 13, 2011

Why don’t you quit your job?

I've been talking a lot about 6 Months to Live with several new people lately, and it's always interesting to hear people's comments and questions.  One person sarcastically asked, "Well, if you only had 6 months to live, why are you still working?"  I read him a quote from my Kickstarter Project: "Most of us have no idea when our…
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Illustration by Reese Kolar, "6 Months" 2nd Episode Guest
AcceptanceChoiceCourageLifeWhy not?
November 15, 2011

“Angry Girl Inhales Waffle Cone”

Today's headline might have read something like this in my world.  It was a rough day.  After biking home, I took a swift walk to the park and unloaded my frustrations.  My mom patiently listened on the phone, as I told her about everything going on in my world and then she said "I love you" and goodnight. On the…
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