I wanted to talk about time. It's the one thing that is the same for everyone (except for people traveling through space, did you see Interstellar?) Time is the great uniter. It's all we have. I am thinking a lot about time today, it's my birthday and I think I have just graduated into a new age bracket. I'm 28, which means I am no longer a young upstart kid with dreams and ideas, I am now an adult that should probably start making some moves soon.
It's weird that it only takes 1 day for me to go from young kid to adult, but here I am - I am adult. As an adult today I am thinking a bit more about my everyday decisions. I'm starting to look out more for my health and my future. It wasn't that long ago that I would have as an after school snack a double cheeseburger, 5-piece McNugget and a medium soda. Now I get actually anxious thinking about that food being near my mouth. I used to not care about taking care of my skin, now I am conscious of when I need sun screen. I used to be content to just while away my hours, now I see that every single moment of time that I have is a pretty amazing gift. These little things make up a greater issue I am dealing with in my head today; death.
Birthday's are a great time to reflect about the things you've accomplished in the past year. For me this past year has been insane. I decided that I was going to start the process of starting a business, I moved to the suburbs, I killed then resurrected this website, I finally saw Interstellar! But birthdays are also a reminder of how much closer I am to death. That sounds morbid, but I don't want it to. I think death is a pretty good motivator. Having that end date can light a fire under you to get with the gettin'.
So this year for my birthday instead of celebrating with cakes and balloons, I am celebrating by getting with the gettin'. I'm working. Putting things together. Making plans. Being vague. I just wanted to let you know. Talk soon.