Coming Up on 28

August 21, 2014 By Tom

not a bad view when you feel like you’re on top of the world

The post Michigan last few days have been a blend of success and progress. Good things have continued to develop themselves in terms of productive meetings that are leading to more growth at work. I’m back in the gym working out gearing up for some of those fitness goals I wrote about a few weeks back.

In the next month I’ll celebrate a birthday, continue to see awesome progress with work, have thrown my name into the ring for something I never could have dreamed of being involved in 12 months ago and of course most importantly, continue to live the life I’m fortunate to have that involves practicing my passion and making my own path.

I think it’s the birthday thing that is ringing loudest in my ears; last year on my birthday I took a meeting with a donor, I had a drink with the (at that point in time not yet) Partner-in-Crime and otherwise had a pretty low-key evening in the midst of my life being turned upside down. In the midst of everything, PiC told me very candidly, “this is your year, this is going to be a big one for you”, and well…she was right.

mental note: PiC is usually right

I can’t tell you where the last year has gone, it seems almost like a joke that my birthday is looming and I’ll soon be 28. I had my back in a corner so many times over the first few months of being 27 and then saw such a shift in the last six months that it feels like somebody switched on a light to aid in all of the awesomeness that I was struggling to find. In some ways, I feel like I’ve aged 10 years and in other I feel like I’ve found my youth and know that I can overcome just about anything.

Never stop dreaming, never stop fighting and never stop challenging yourself to find a way to make an impact on the world you live.