People always talk about the fact that we only live once. YOLO!! People use this to give themselves the excuse to spend money they don't have, to not take care of their health, and not think about the future. If this weather today and yesterday in Chicago has taught me anything, it that the quality of your life matters. Yeah you could die at any moment, but most likely you won't. You will live to a very ripe old age and sooner or later all of those "YOLO" moments will catch up to you. Ask anyone who has a chronic health issue about living their life in pain or discomfort, especially if it was caused by their own habits.
So how did this hot ass Chicago weather lead me to this thought? I was so hot and uncomfortable today that all I could do was think about cooling myself off. It was tough to think, it was uncomfortable to move around and to hug my son, it was hard to even get out of bed because all I wanted to do was sleep. This is not a quality way to live and definitely not a quality life.