Things I'm Learning to Do at 34
(Or do better)
- •ReadAfter I finished my reading intensive B.A. eons ago, I dreaded picking up a book again. Marrying a librarian helped remedy that. Reading is the shit.
- •Make a planI've always been very reactionary. A buddy of mine and I had lunch not long ago. He asked what my 3 year plan was and I replied, "What?" I realized that I'd spent TOO much time in the now. Set goals. Be awesome.
- •Filter out bullshitThat goes for people. If something/someone is causing continual stress in my life, it's gone. Facebook, family, hobbies... nothing is exempt from the guillotine.
- •Dream biggerIt's really easy, by 34, to find yourself in a rut repeating the same actions over and over again, especially if you've moved to a small town for work, as I have. Anything can be temporary. If the city makes you feel better, find a way to get back to it. Make music. Art. Be the best you.
- •Be unapologetically meI spent my twenties in a haze of awesomely terrible decision making. At 34, I finally realize it is part of life, I am not special, and it's ok to just move on and make awesome decisions, period. Don't apologize for being you. Apologize to yourself every time you are pressured into not.