Last week the MN T-Girls had our annual photo shoot. We booked a studio in what is referred to as ‘The Warehouse District’. It’s a part of the city where, obviously, there used to be a lot of warehouses. These days it’s mostly expensive apartments and trendy cafes and start-up companies.
The studio doubled as a workspace for what I assume is something along those lines, perhaps an advertising firm. While the other girls were getting their photos taken, I explored the office and studio a little. I love seeing the culture and personality of a company, it gives you an idea as to what the people that work there are like.
There was a part of a wall that was covered with stickers. They were mostly stickers for local businesses, such as coffee shops and breweries. There was one that was stuck to the wall that simply read “These Days are Numbered”.
I was struck by how… terrifying and encouraging this was.
Well, maybe terrifying isn’t the right word. Rather, it was a reminder that life is short. Like all of us, my life has it’s ups and downs. I have good weeks and bad weeks. I was having a good day, a good week, when I read that sticker. Those words were reminding me that these good moments wouldn’t always be so. There will come a time when I am unable to wear five-inch stilettos. When I am not able to fit into my favorite dresses. That no amount of foundation can help me. There may come a day when I am not able to dress.
Of course, my life is more than my wardrobe. The other parts of my life that bring me joy may vanish as well. Friends move away, family members pass on. Jobs may be lost, favorite bands might break up.
If that sticker’s phrasing scared you, then maybe it’s a sign to live your life how you wish.
If you are going through a difficult time, then I hope those words brought you peace. Whatever you are living with will pass. The bad days are numbered too.