Today I turned twenty-nine. As a new tradition, I’m writing twenty-nine things I’ve learned in twenty-nine years.
– Whenever a friend is on your mind contact them.
– If you believe but don’t expect you will never receive.
– Take time to understand your interest and values; it’ll help you focus, live more, and get ahead.
– Expectation is acting on what you believe (your faith) before you see it.
– You’ll never have a breakthrough year if you focus on a breakdown year.
– Money is a medium. Wealth is value.
– Goals should always be aligned with values.
– Under schedule and you’ll have meaningful time to reflect and engage in leisure.
– Like what you have to do; don’t do too much of it; get the most out of the free time that remains.
– Stand out by means other than simply outworking peers. Be impressive.
– Maximize rewards and interesting opportunities afforded while minimizing time investment and schedule footprint.
– I’ve defeated statistics but my impact in society is not done.
– A certain substance is really good.
– I finally came to the realization that I will never get “into” sports. It’s just not me.
– Leaving Facebook and Instagram wasn’t hard. It only made Twitter more interesting and valuable.
– Being a star was never in God’s plans. Remember this and you’ll be full of Earth.
– I don’t like seeing my mom cry; losing my brother was emotional and still is.
– Node.js isn’t that bad.
– I feel naked without a wristwatch on. I like watches.
– Shipping is hard. Fitting a culture unlike you is even harder.
– Marriage is cooler than I imagined; Tamara makes it beautiful.
– Time swiftly passes.
– Learning to think big is easier when you focus on less and meditate.
– Knowing people use software I’ve open source is soothing.
– I was reminded recently that understanding how to perform CPR is important. Learn.
– Tamara and I are living a pretty awesome life. I’m continuously happy.
– Vinyl records sound warmer than digital records.
– Tattoos will be in my near future.
– I want an experience, not money, not celebrity.