One year down, hopefully many more to go
When it’s your birthday, one of the first questions you’re often asked is how does it feel to be (insert the age you’re turning here)? Today I officially turned another year older, but I don’t feel any different than I did 24 hours ago. However, I have come a long way in the last year.
The last year was a weird one for me in terms of what it meant. Being 26, I found myself wondering a lot of things about myself, and I struggled with trying to find my identity. I did my best to find out not only where I was, but what direction I was heading from a professional and personal standpoint,
I made a promise to myself that I would do everything in my power to figure out how to not only answer those questions, but be in a position where I was happy with my answers to them. A year has officially come and gone and I like the direction I’m heading.
It started with my aspirations of getting chosen to the MLB Fan Cave in 2012, but despite coming close, I came a little short. Getting as close as I was, it definitely gave me a renewed sense of confidence in my abilities and talents. I wasn’t exactly sure if I was heading on the “right path” or not, but the experience left me feeling like I was.
So I took another shot at applying for the Fan Cave this year, but again wasn’t chosen to be a part of the process. They say that everything happens for a reason (I’m still a skeptic, but I like the thought), but I’m really curious what that reason is.
Now I’m at the point where I realize this means one of two things. The first being that it’s time to take a chance and try something new, the second being that I give it another shot. I’ve always believed that you should never stop chasing your dreams, but at the same time, there is a point where you wonder if your dreams are no longer worth chasing.
None of us know what the future has in store for us, so I’m not even going to attempt to predict where I’ll be a few months from now, let alone a year from now. Every birthday, I wish for the same two things, peace and happiness. If year 27 is anything like the last one, you won’t see me complain.