Well this quote could not be more accurate and as my dad always says, “I resemble that remark.” Tomorrow, I turn 38, so these words really spoke to me.
“To be old and wise you must first be young and stupid.”
As I reflect on year 37, which was in many ways the most challenging year of my life, to date, I also believe it has been my most rewarding. I know that every single life experience, every challenge, every obstacle is only a mere rock in the middle of the river. Whether we decide to climb up that rock and go over the top or canoe around, there is an end. There is always a solution. I have gained so much perspective on things. I care about what really matters to me and I try and do what is right and hopefully teach my kids to do the same. I look on my last day of my 37th year and compare myself to me when I was a teen, navigating my way through it all and the evolution and change is pretty profound. Tomorrow when I wake up, I will thank the universe for giving me another day, another year to look forward to. Today, I am thankful for the period of my life that would be filed under “young and stupid”. That time in my life holds many of my most favorite memories but will also go down in my personal history as the period when I learned a ton. I fell down. I got up. I fell down again. I got up again. I was free and afraid of nothing. No meant yes and I thought I knew it all. Wrong. Wrong. I was all wrong and wouldn’t change any of that. Young and stupid is when I grew my wings. Now I fly.
Happy Birthday to me.
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