12 Nov Ticking Off Another Decade: Turning 30
As I type this, I am sitting on the door step of a birthday and turning 30.
Earlier this month I spent some quality time with my wonderful wife down in Hawaii. This vacation gave me a good amount of time to reflect on life, where I am, and who I want to become. There are a few core topics that I have had a lot of clarity around. Here are the few things that I’ve learned in the past 10,950 days of my life; they may differ from yours, and that is a-okay.
Life is about love
My best memories are those laughs or tears when I have been sharing a moment in life with someone I care about. My biggest regrets don’t involve jobs, school or racing. They involve family, friends and not forming deeper relationships with each of them. This was an eye opener over the past few weeks and something I will be making a bigger priority.
Make time for your family and friends, they are the best gift you will ever receive.
Life is made to challenge
I am my happiest when I am pushing myself. This could be at work, on the bike or in the gym. Always be looking for your next challenge and asking yourself if you have given your all.
Life is for adventures
One personality trait I have been struggling to manage is that I am a perfectionist. Often, I stop things that I really enjoy because I am not doing it to the level I think I should be. Sometimes I don’t allow myself to embrace an adventure because I am so worried about the outcome.
The biggest thing I have learned (and constantly reminding myself) is to let go. Enjoy the journey, we only get it once. Live for the unknown and the fear that comes along with it.
Life is hard, be patient
Swallow your pride, love hard, accept and appreciate those around you.
Call your mother
Sometime over the past year I have started to have more verbal conversations instead of email with my mother. It is very fulfilling to chip away at the distance I have built between us during my 20’s.