“Here’s the thing… when you start to approach thirty everything begins to divide. You see clearly two kinds of people. On one side, people who have used their twenties to learn and grow, to find themselves and their dreams, people who know what works and what doesn’t, people who have pushed through to become adults. Then there’s the other kind, the people who are hanging on to their past with all their might. They have stayed in jobs they hate because they are too afraid to get another one. They have stayed with partners who are good, but not great, because they don’t want to be lonely. They mean to develop intimate relationships, but they just don’t do those things. Don’t be like that. Don’t get stuck. Move, travel, take a risk. There is a season for wild and a season for settled. This is neither. This is a season of becoming. Don’t lose yourself at happy hour, but don’t lose yourself on the corporate ladder either. Stop every once in awhile to go grab coffee or climb into bed with your journal. Ask yourself some good questions: Am I proud of the life I’m living? What have I tried this month? What have I learned this year? What parts of my childhood am I leaving behind, and what parts am I choosing to keep? Do the people I’m spending time with breathe life into me or make me feel small? Is there any brokenness in my life preventing me from moving forward? Now is the time. Walk closely with the people you love and the people that believe life is a grand adventure. Don’t get stuck in the past or try to fast forward to the future you haven’t yet earned. Give today all the love and courage and intensity you can and keep traveling honestly on your path”. -Unknown