I recently turned 30 (gulp). I started to think about the things I've learned in my life. Here's what I came up with:
10. My philosophy professor once told me that the single most revolutionary act you can do against the gravity of life is to dance. I understand her now.
9. Live out your passions in some way. I love to write, but I know I’m never going to be a world-renowned poet…and that’s okay. That’s not why I do it. I do it because I love it.
8. I love kids and I will happily devote my life to them.
7. Kindness is a way of life – done for its own sake. I try not to speak one word or take one step if it doesn't add something to someone’s life. It’s worked out pretty good so far.
6. Being sensitive is a great thing. I’ve remained open. I’m not perfect, but I feel like I do a good job understanding and sympathizing with people. In turn, there’s some really incredible people in my life I'm so grateful for.
5. Good food – hands down…beats any drug.
4. Tell your loved ones that you love them. Kiss and hug them as much as you can and for as long as you can without being creepy.
3. Adventures…expeditions to far off distant places are nice to have, but there comes a time when you want all the roads ahead of you to lead you home.
2. Meeting more people who will love me and respect me in the future would be nice, but not necessary. I’m only truly important to the people who love me…and that’s fine by me.
1. I am enough.