11,315 Days

I started my 30-day "creative block" of waking up at 6AM every morning (weekends included) to work on creative stuff. I might write, read, code or work on a side project. But I'll always try to write for at least 5 minutes.

Eleven thousand, three-hundred and fifteen days is the time I've lived on Earth so far.

It's quite an achievement for anyone. Living, in its essence, is hard. You start living fully depending on others, hoping that these people who brought you to the world know what they're doing. Often times that's not the case.

Then as you grow, you begin developing a conscious and slowly get shaped by values and behaviors that surround you. Again, somewhat out of your control.

As you gain perspective and knowledge you begin to build character and that character is then very important for decision making. Even if you're not yet perhaps as smart as you think you are.

I believe that when you turn 30, you've then had your first dose of the world through your own eyes and perspective. By this time, you should have your own opinions and should be ready to pursue a vision based on that. Some get to it faster, perhaps by choice, but others by pure luck. The point is, that we arrive at this stage as soon as possible.

There's a great quote which I'm not sure who said it first, but it goes something like this:

"We overestimate what we can do in a year, and underestimate what we can do in a decade."

When I look back a decade ago, I hardly knew what the next 10 years looked like for me. Even if I tried to imagine it and pursue it, things rarely go exactly as planned. That is why it's important to be prepared and learn as much as possible so that when we're at a crux in life, we can make the best decision we're capable of making.

Looking forward to my next 10 years, I have two philosophies I'd like to continue pursuing: be better to others and say yes to opportunities that excite me (the ones I might regret not doing later).

Only 3,285 days to go until then.

Day 23