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22 Lessons on Life, Love, and Choosing What Matters Most

The 2022 edition

“Most people spend the first half of their lives collecting and the second half choosing what to keep. Now that you’re closing in on the top of the hill, which lessons learned and pieces of advice do you plan to always carry with you?”

A friend asked me this question on my 38th birthday. At the time, I didn’t have…



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