Reflecting on 30 Years

Later this week, I will be celebrating 30 years on this planet. It really doesn’t feel different than any other birthday, but society places a very weird emphasis on birthdays that end in a zero. Especially at 30, it feels like people my age have declared this the age when you “get old.” I don’t really know what that means, but I’m quite sure it doesn’t apply to me. I’m just getting warmed up.

10,958 — that’s the number of days I will have been on this planet as of Friday. Some of those days were truly amazing. Many of them were incredibly ordinary never to be remembered again. Some of them were shitty. But all of them helped me get to where I’m at today and I couldn’t be more thankful for that.

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and reflecting recently about who I am, where I’m at and where I want to be. While I’m incredibly happy for everything and everyone that has made my life amazing to this point, I truly believe, as my man Frankie S has immortalized, the best is yet to come.

To that point, I’ve discovered a deep passion in four areas that will continue to be at the center of everything I am and everything I do:

  1. Continuous Improvement
  2. Always Be Learning
  3. Do the Right Thing
  4. Make the World Better

Throughout the rest of the week, I will publish a more detailed post about each one of these areas, what it means to me, and why it is so important.

Is 30 the new 20? I really could care less. It’s all about having fun and living life, and I feel like I’m doing more of that now than ever before. Game on 30’s — try to keep up!