We have a tradition at the Cooper house that goes way back. Throughout my entire adult life, I have always eaten dessert first. My philosophy? Life is short, eat dessert first. We did eventually pare that down to special events such as birthdays, holidays, graduations and such, but the principle still remains the same.
Don't put off til "someday" the things in life that you would love to do. Sometimes, someday never gets here. When my boys were small, I wanted them to feel the sensation of flying over the open ocean. So, we took off for St. Thomas so they could have that sensation. When they studied Spanish, we went to Puerta Vallarta where everyone spoke Spanish. It's the same principle. I wanted them to experience life first hand.
Life is too short to put things off. Do what you've always wanted to do with no regrets. No one will care how many weekends you worked when it's all over. They won't care how many awards you won. They won't care that you were a top producer. They will appreciate how you squeezed every drop out of life, and that might just turn their envy into action. Live, love and laugh, and eat dessert first.