What would you do if you knew the world was going to end in just a few short months? How would you live your life? Would you keep living life the way you already do or would you take a risk and live the life you’ve always wanted? Would you quit school? Record an album? Travel the world? Jump out of an airplane? Dance like no one’s watching? These are the very questions posed in a CW show I recently discovered called No Tomorrow (thanks, Netflix). The series chronicles twenty-something Evie Covington, a Seattle woman who follows every rule to the T and never colors outside of the lines until she meets free-spirited Xavier Holliday, a dashing Brit who encourages her to live like there’s no tomorrow because, to Xavier, there isn’t one. That’s right, Xavier is convinced the world is about to end because…science and math. Let’s not get carried away with the specifics of the show. I know it sounds a little ridiculous, but it’s definitely worth watching if not for the obvious romance and chemistry between the two leads, then at least for the content. Because Xavier challenges Evie to live each day to the fullest, he gives us permission to do the same.
I’m not really into the whole apocalyptic scene, but this cute and light-hearted show (as light-hearted as the end of the world can be) forces viewers to take a step back and re-evaluate our lives. Are we happy or just comfortable? Sometimes we mistake the latter for the former. We’re not really happy or living the life we truly want because we’re so set in our ways and afraid that if we try something new and worthwhile, we’ll either fail or realize our new venture isn’t as wonderful and meaningful as we hoped. The reality is we’ll never know unless we try. And trust me when I say the pain of falling short is nothing compared to the pain of stopping short. Don’t stop short, don’t give up on your dreams, don’t settle. Life is too short and too precious to live solely in comfort. In fact, life happens outside of your comfort zone, and sometimes we just need a little push. So, what would you do if you knew the world was going to end? Take a second to think, really think.
Okay. Go do it!