I feel when you are young and are still able to have dreams about what your life will look like you can easily fool yourself into the belief that things are easy.
I thought that by 30 I would be a lawyer or a stock broker. Just where I saw myself. It is what I felt I would be good at. Clearly life had other ideas. I got a job in insurance and after six years decided to walk down a different path. I wanted to write so I quit my job, went to Europe, and wrote a book. So I wrote a book, that’s great. I now need to make a living again. I’m not sure where or how, but I think a new direction would work. I will continue writing, but until that pays a bill or two I need a job.
I’m going to list some of the things I did in my twenties….
Ran a marathon
Graduated from college
Got my first job
Traveled to Europe
Went to most major American cities
Got in trouble at work for this blog
Went to Hawaii
Published a book
Ran four half marathons
Volunteered – though not enough
Dated some awesome women
Dated some not awesome women
Got my first apartment
Lived in Philly
Lived in NYC
Lived in Delaware
Saw the Red Sox win the World Series – twice
Saw the Patriots win a Super Bowl or two
Saw the Celtics win a championships
Saw the Bruins win the Stanley Cup
Saw the majority of my friends get married – 17 weddings
My sister was born
I realized I don’t like cubicles, but can tolerate them
I realized I don’t like wearing a suit, but I look damn good in one
Park Slope is not all it is cracked up to be
I have made mistakes and learned from them
I am a work in progress
I know I want to work for myself in some capacity
I still think 32 is going to be my best year
So I have a few hours left in my 20’s. They were pretty good, but you know what? I think my 30’s will be a whole lot better. Besides, I’m getting much better looking with age.