When we were five, they asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up. Our answers were things like: astronaut, president, or in my case, a princess.
When we were ten, they asked again: we answered rockstar, cowboy, or in my case, a gold medallist.
But now that we’ve grown up, they want a serious answer. Well, how about this: who the hell knows.
This isn’t the time to make hard and fast decisions, this is the time to make mistakes.
Take the wrong train and get stuck somewhere.
Fall in love. A lot.
Major in philosophy, because there’s no way to make a career out of that.
Change your mind, and change it again, because nothing’s permanent.
So make as many mistakes as you can, that way someday when they ask what we want to be, we won’t have to guess.
You know, this is exactly the reason I don’t post about personal stuff all that often. It’s way too easy to get sucked into some kind of depression-vortex, where the only way is down and no matter how you try, you just can’t seem to see the sun.
That said, every once in a while you have to think about it. At least a little, to try and work things out a little more. Not necessarily dwelling on it for any lengthy period of time — because that leads to a road we’ve all been down — but just thinking about things for a bit, to try and get some kind of better understanding of what’s what.
So instead of burdening you with my lengthy and not-insubstantial woes about the future, you get a quote from my favourite Twilight movie, Eclipse.1
Seems like a fair trade to me.
- Which reminds me, I have to watch the final Twilight movie sometime. ↩