What lesson would you tell your younger self? I had my birthday earlier this month and while I’ve still got a ways to go, I feel good about where I’m at and where I’m headed. It’s cool to look back on my life so far and and see how I’ve grown along the way.
When I was 25, I spent so much time scattered everywhere. I went out all the time, often stayed out later than I wanted to, and basically tore shit up constantly. It was fun, and maybe it helped me find things I liked and didn’t, but actually I knew fairly early on that I like people, music, and trying to be as healthy as I can. A lot of the other stuff was a distraction and I spread myself pretty thin. Or maybe I needed to live my life that way to then try and find more balance.Now I know that I get burned out when I jump in life’s rapids too much. Things that put me in life’s rapids are opportunities…like a business opportunity or a social opportunity. There are so many opportunities, an invitation to a party or a business proposition for example. If I went to all of the Jaunty events I’d pass out from exhaustion. (Though I do want to go to more because we had a fun time taking over the tikki bar last month! I love you guys.) Similarly, new business opportunities are exciting, but can sometimes be a distraction, pulling me away from my core work at Jaunty. Basically, time and energy are finite resources and you’ve got to choose what you really care about.
There is a balancing act inside my head. It’s about the big picture. Like, the really big picture. Has anyone seen those planet/star size comparisons on YouTube? Well you should check them out. We are tiny as fuck.
So go ahead and taste the rainbow, but only come back for your absolute favorite flavors.