I’m feeling incredible at the moment. I just turned a year older and couldn’t be more elated about the fact. The truth being, I have so many things to be thankful for: a supporting family, inspiring friends, & the overall grand direction of my life as a young adult. The list might seem proverbial, and it maybe so, but within the mindset of this newly crowned twenty-something, the list retains more depth, more meaning. I was advised that you find yourself in limbo post-college. That your formative years take a stand-still as you reassess what direction to take.
You know what? I am enjoying my time in purgatory.
Because, I am surrounded by people that inspire me. Beautiful people whose strange quirks bursting from their seems. Beautiful people whose intrinsic knowledge and personal sensibilities rub off me. Beautiful people who balance me out. Moreover, the past year might be my most romantic yet; acquisitions of new friends, new lovers, a growing zeal for music, a job in the contemporary art scene, and finding a place in my city’s bizarre youth culture circus.
During an LSD-induced exploration of the Getty Center, a dear friend of mine told me, the things in life we appreciate were not born out of mediocrity. Uttered words serve as a perfect summation of the past year spent. Kindred spirits in a house of masters, lost within the galleries, inspired by their works while aspiring to be at the height of our own potential. A moment stood still as if we were at the center of the universe.
These are the products of inspired individuals, this is what they slave for.
This right here can be us.
At that very moment I felt unhinged.
My resolution for this year is to nourish my virtues: my unwavering spirit, my quiet cool, my gentle gusto, and even my goofball nature. It maybe egocentric of me to do so, but I wish myself a happy birthday. Here’s to a few more years of living the life electric.