These kids honestly made my week. Watching their performance I realized that I needed to go back to running my life the way I did when I felt accomplished.
I let the circumstances of last year control who I was becoming beyond what I ever should have.
I totaled my car, let go of a good friend, lost my position at work, and put myself through a game of "why me" only a person grown as absurdly self entitled as me could play for a year straight.
Putting the annual registration on my new car I realized I allowed myself to be caught up way beyond the expiration of my complaint card. What did I really have to complain about? All those things had passed and newer, better, more fantastic and amazing moments were just waiting to be lived.
...And wasn't that why I started all this in the first place back in 2011? The project was always about taking control of life. Not letting it control you.
Moving forward I have some things from 2011 that I'm revisiting in the next few months:
- Finishing a Steinbeck novel
- Being part of a flash mob
- Read Tom Brokaw's Boom!
- Sing with a choir