Two Point Oh

 

Though it’s already February 1st, here I am making my first blog post of the New Year. Only a few months into my 23rd year, I have days where I feel old and unsure of where to go with my life and career. A few times a day I remind myself I’m only 23 years old and it’s the most exciting and euphoric realization every time. It hits me just the same each time I realize how much time I have to go wherever my life takes me. I’ve come to appreciate how much one can change or accomplish in short periods of time. 30 doesn’t sound so far away (only 7 years…) but then I think back to where I was 7 years ago. I was in a completely different place in my life. Originally, I had written "I was a completely different person" here.  After re-reading, I realized that wasn't true. I was the same person that I have been unearthing, I was simply in a drastically different point in my life. In fact, I spent the past several years of my life trying to be someone I wasn’t.

Welcome Alex 2.0. 2.0 is not a reinvention of myself. 2.0 is about uncovering myself.

In some senses, I’m returning to who I was and always have been. In other senses, I’m exposing a completely new me. I’m getting back to doing the things I love and enjoy that I’ve missed out on for so long, for myself. I’m more open to new experiences and adventures that 1.0 always wanted to participate in, but would’ve shied away from. I’m doing what I want to do, what I’m interested in, and what I’m passionate about because there is no one to tell me that who I am or want to be is wrong.

I’m not a huge proponent of New Year’s resolutions, but I have come up with a list of things to do and places to see in 2016. A few of my items of the “things to do list” aren’t big things at all. They include setting time aside to write and blog each week, dedicating a few hours a week to re-teaching myself to play guitar, and hitting some more hikes and fourteeners. As for the list of “places to see”, you’ll have to check back to see where I go!

I’m a coffee addict, a travel enthusiast, a music junkie, a comedy fan, and an animal lover. I’m an independent, straightforward, passionate, creative, philosophical, curious, adventurous, and optimistic Sagittarius.

So… is this really 2.0 or it is who I’ve always been?