March 26, 2012 § 6 Comments
Today is the first day of the rest of my life. Alright, you could argue that every day is that. But there’s only one day that’s the first day of my 30s. And that day is today.
Plenty of folks have asked me if I’m nervous about turning 30. I’ll admit, I had a minor meltdown yesterday, my last day in my 20s, in the San Francisco airport waiting to come home. “Mini” meaning it lasted all of about 30 seconds before I stopped myself and made me name 10 things I was really sad about. After the second one it was already sounding more than a little ridiculous.
Saturday night, I was watching Fast & Furious in my hotel room. There’s a line where his yumminess, Paul Walker, is talking about Vin Diesel’s character, Donovan, to his character’s sister (Vin’s, not Paul’s). It was something to the effect of, “If there’s one thing I’ve learned from your brother, it’s that nothing really matters unless you have a code.” And so, I’ve come up with a few rules to live by of my own for this next decade of my life:
- The older I get, the less likely it is I’ll know what I’m doing. So I might as well just go for it anyway.
- The more I aim for perfection, the less likely it is that I’m going to succeed, so I might as well just go for it anyway.
- Tomorrow is not guaranteed, nor is it known. So I might as well just go for it today.
- The more I give myself what I want, the more I want others to also have more of what they want. So… I might as well just go for more of what I want today.
I see a pattern emerging. And with that… wish me luck! Time to go for it all anyway!
What exactly is it I’m going for? Well… everything. You’ll see!