Too Cool For School
The school year is coming to an end. You know what that means? That’s right! Cheesy posts that know they can pull on your heartstrings and emotions for views. Of course, I would never swoop so slow as to right a piece like that… Just kidding, I have only minimal amounts of shame.
Here’s the thing, I am not your typical student. If you had a nickel for every time you heard that you would probably have about four bucks to spend on some Starbucks. Seriously though, I am 35 years old, married and have five kids. I am in no way a failure, I am just on the long track program we call life. I took my time. I did what I wanted. I realized I had no idea what I wanted. I took more time. I had a small countries worth of kids and than decided that people with college degrees always seem that much cooler than the guy with a really dusty highschool diploma.
Learning never goes out of style and with every new innovation or discovery there is a libraries worth of information to absorb. This is the point where we can go to ways. I could hammer home how important it is to never stop learning and blah blah blah blah blah. That was five blah’s, I must be serious. Instead, I just want to be honest.
I am scared.
I am scared of the things I used to never imagined I would be scared of.
Reckless abandon has been replaces with calculation. Compassion has been replaced with self-preservation. Daydreaming has been transformed into savings accounts and todo lists. I grew up. Shit man, I grew up.
In the theme of history repeating itself you have to know that someday this post will be rewritten using your finger tips on whatever crazy computer Apple produces in twenty years. Even though it happens to everyone you will someday wake up shocked by the fact that you are a bonafied adult. Wanna know a secret? That is one of the most awesome things there is. As summer quickly approaches prepare yourself to suck the life out of it like it is going out style. Be reckless, end up on Ridiculousness. Create the kind of amazing stories that people are always jealous they don’t have. And when you absolutely have too, grow up.
Embrace being scared. If you did it all right, you will be scared because you have created things that mean so much you can’t imagine life without them and because you know life is fragile and you never want anything bad to happen to them.
It always amazes how afraid people are of death, life is the thing that is scary.