Sunday, January 02, 2011

Here We Go Again

So... 2011, huh?

I remember last year at this time, I felt like I was under a lot of pressure because I was on the verge of turning 30 and hadn't accomplished a lot of things that I wanted to accomplish by that time. In my mid 20s, I had set out to work on a PHD in psychology, but by January of last year, I was unemployed and single, and even though I had a community college degree, it was a far cry from the PHD I had set out for. Even on the more recreational side, my YouTube channel had become a ghost town. The day before my 30th birthday, I felt really discouraged.

But the day my 30s became a reality, something changed. There was a moment where I realized that my plans and aspirations generally had to do with appealing to other people's expectations. In fact, I didn't really even have any real plans. Just a bucket list of things that I figured should happen.

The day I turned 30, what I once viewed as a deadline became a point of liberation. I was free to do what I wanted and really live my life as I saw fit. It took a while and there were a lot of ups and downs. But, by the end of the year, I finally came up with a game plan. And along the way, I've enjoyed myself, thanks to my friends and family.

Now that it's January, back to the ol' beginning of the year grind, I think I'll reflect on the liberation that I experienced last year as I set my plans into action.



This post is part of a series of New Year's posts.
2010
2009
2008

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