Live to Let Go

Something amazing happened to me yesterday; I taped my episode of Who Wants to Be A Millionaire. It’s been on my bucket list for a while, and I finally sat down for the quiz, it’s 30 questions long. I passed. After that, there’s a short interview and after that, if they like you, you get to do a video interview. Then there’s the waiting period. And then, for the lucky few, a postcard starting with the word, ‘Congratulations’. I got a call earlier in the month. And they wanted me for September 4th and 5th. I called my husband, he said, let’s do it and we did! I, of course, can’t divulge what happened, but I learned an important lesson: you have to live! No regrets. There will always be coulda, woulda, shoulda, the things that could have been done differently, but I’m letting that go and giving it to God and I instead choose to say, ‘thank you for this AMAZING experience.’ Sitting there with all the Millionaire hopefuls, I wondered who would do well, how much we might win…then I realized, a lot of this is luck which is out of my hands. The producers encouraged us to leave whatever strategy we had at the door and advised us to, ‘play to win, not protect.’ Meaning don’t  play to try to hold on to money because it’s all a gift, but that’s easier said that done. It was, however, the right advice. This is one of the coolest things I have ever done and one of the best things I have said in theory, but ‘get’ now in practice, live to let go because we can’t take it with us.

Author: k allisse

This journal is my exploration of all things: social, political, faith based, artistic, popular and of course, uselessly random.

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