This, to me, is what living with curiosity is about. It’s having viewpoints and the humility to evolve them. It’s recognizing that differences aren’t scary things to shy away from or isolate behind a wall made of stone or silence: they are often opportunities to learn and stretch and experience the world more fully.
Every path I’ve taken on this marathon on sand we call “life” has been a path to break out of a bubble. To face discomfort head-on with a smile, clear eyes, and full heart.
From ages 0 – 21, it felt like life was a series of 3-4 year waves. School dictated my outlook and I went through cycle after cycle of being put in a new environment, starting at what felt like the bottom of a hierarchy, rising to the top, only to be moved back to theContinue reading “Life is a marathon of running on sand”
When I started my professional career in 2011, “data driven” was a hot concept. I was young and impressionable and found myself eagerly using the phrase. I was going 100mph down Data Driven Highway, singing at the top of my lungs with no end in sight. In hindsight, it’s hilariously sad that I missed the warning signs and huge crashes on the side of the road.
Once I was asked how I respond to fear. Do I run? Scream? Fight back? The answer isn’t that simple.
I don’t seek a return to “normalcy”. I live forward, because I know there’s no going back to “normal”.