I’m in Fort Lauderdale waiting to board the flight to San Jose. I’m overjoyed with all the positivity and enthusiasm coming in from everyone about this adventure.
Even on the first plane this morning, a total stranger and I shared his pillow (really, it was a Mickey Mouse stuffed animal he’s bringing as a present for his kids, but he graciously offered it up as a pillow for his strangely dressed row mate). This was such a beautiful thing. This next step is all about sharing and community and what better way to start?
The Goodbyes (that weren’t actually goodbyes)
I shared some pretty powerful moments with a handful of my favorite people these past few days. My family, my main man(dog) Jax, and so many wonderful friends. It’s such a strange thing to say goodbye knowing full well you intend to see them each so soon. But really, I was also saying goodbye to parts of myself.
Over goodbye drinks last night I explained to a friend that I no longer want to be someone who makes the majority of decisions very passively – what to do each day, who to be with, where to go to school, where to work, etc. These are BIG decisions that deserve conscious thought and reflection, but over the past several years I’ve made the majority of those decisions based on what seemed best, or what would be easiest or convenient… Not ok. From this day forward, I intend to take an active role in each decision I make.
Ask yourself each day what it is you want to do, then do just that.
I can preach it all I want, now is the time to live it. Wish me luck!