The accumulative choices we make in life shapes us the most
FB’s been showing me my stupid mug for over a week now trying to get me to spam you with my Year in Review.
Joke’s on them: I do my own year in review.
This author named Charlie Jones said that You are the same today that you’ll be five years from now except for two things: the people you meet and the books you read.
I disagree. Every little thing we do throughout the year makes subtle changes in our lives that alter its trajectory and make us more broken or more bendy. Some a little, some a lot.
Here are all the little things that I did in 2014 that changed that trajectory, even if only a little bit. I:
- met my nephew for the first time.
- had an AMA on my novel.
- wrote another book on dating, had a naked cupcake – also known as a muffin – and explained why I hated the end of HIMYM.
- was a groomsman along with a UFC fighter and got bumped by a car.
- kinda saved someone’s life then went to Bermuda.
- played hooky and saw a buncha things filmed around my hood.
- hobbled over to the Goodfellas joint by my lonely but went out with the wife to a much nicer place.
- got a new phone after my cracked my other one, had a food situation, and pondered Istanbul.
- hung out with another UFC fighter, had a rant about everyone on FB pushing their religion on me, and had my crime novel hit number one in a few spots on Amazon (!).
- talked about the motto of Botswana and joined an eating club.
- and ended up the year by going to court and seeing a buncha doctors.
Nothing major – at least nothing I can talk about.
Because there are private joys and pain that we all go though and the internet is rarely a good place to put either, I think.
I am really grateful, though, for my family and friends who makes the rough patches not quite so rough. Most of all for my wife.
Me: I think we said death or seven years, whichever comes first.
Music: there’s a thousand little things to rub the dust from off my wings
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