Random Realizations

[Exercise: Tell me about a time something dawned on you, a realization.]

1

My own mortality. How short our time is here on earth. How I’m already at the mid-point. The realization that the time to act is now even though I don’t know the how, the what, the who, or the where. I have several role models, however—some much younger than myself—who seem to lack fear and don’t freeze in the face of opportunity.

2

That people (and the world) will never be the way I want them to be. That the ideal I hold in my mind, the longing I project, are reflections of my desire to be myself, fully. To be accepted. To be loved. To belong. That the more I release these projections, the more free I become.

3

That I’m willing to drink more coffee than I should to hang out in unique coffee shops.