"Surprise, time started already, motherfucker! Say that shit!" - Ghostface Killah
Time crept up on me.
Super fast. I look at the calendar, and it's already June 1st. Just two weeks ago, I turned 29.
Let me let that marinate.
I'm less than 12 months away from the end of my 20's. I have been married. I have been divorced. I have witnessed the birth of my first child. I have been to college. I have met some wonderful people. I have met some people I wish I never met. I have been in love and I have been in hate. I have given and received pain. I have been all up and down the East Coast. I've traveled west of the Mississippi. I've been in 2 car accidents. I've been drunk. I've been high. I've been high AND drunk. I've been so drunk I couldn't remember the night before. Almost started bar fights. I've had 2 one night stands, one of which was a dear friend of mine who I'll probably never talk to again. I've been to concerts, shook hands with those who I consider amazing, and interviewed a porn star. I've watched a man die. I've watched a heart die. I've been shot and shot at, robbed, and assaulted. I've assaulted and ruined lives and been in lockup before. I've smoked cigarettes and quit and started again and quit again. I've lost 50 pounds and gained 60 and lost 60 and gained 65. I'm starting to lose weight again. I've held hands and walked the boardwalk with some of the best females and some of the worst females. I have partied and I have regretted.
I've been thisclose to getting a tattoo. I've been homeless.
All of this in 9 years. And I'm not done.
I've got a bucketlist for my 20's called 30 before 30: Things I Want To Accomplish Before I Hit 30 Years Old. I've already finished number 1.
But it's a race. 29 other things to do, and I've got... 347 days to do them in. Some are simple, like skydiving. (It's number 12.) Others?
Others will take every ounce of strength I have to accomplish them.
But I will do it. I have faith in me.
I will beat the clock. And I will look back on my 20's and say...
That was fun. Let's do it again.
Now playing: Ghostface Killah - Beat The Clock