June 14, 2010

Be The Best Version of Yourself

by @ 1:02 am. Filed under confessional, growing up, identity

After lunch, no camera only iPhone I’m finally that.  It took a few years, and a few misguided trials to become this.  However, now I feel like I’m in the place or on the path to becoming the best version of myself.

I get that this picture doesn’t make a whole bunch of sense, but it does if you think about it.  I took this with my iPhone after lunch today.  It was all I had on hand, and it’s the best version I could have expected.  Something caught my eye and I snapped it.  Get it now?

I’ve been in school now for just about 2 and 1/2 years after screwing up more than I’d like when I was younger.  I have straight A’s now.  I’m on the dean’s list, and am poised to graduate magna cum laude.  Who would have thought I’d be here?

I’m writing code, which isn’t natural for me.  It’s the other side of my personality that I’ve never fully explored.  I’m better at it than I thought I’d be.  I’m actually enjoying it more than I thought I would too.  I first signed on to the CS business because I thought it would make me more well rounded.  After only a week, I can see why all my dudes do this for a living.

I’m learning to balance my time with friends and other responsibilities better.  I truly think all this has come with some distance and age from my former self.  Yes I do go out, a lot, but I also get my stuff done.  I’m a better friend than in the past when I’ve been in relationships.  I don’t ignore my friends for my SO anymore.

And that won’t happen again.  My friends are such a part of what makes me who I am.  I now realize it was silly maybe even juvenile to devote all my attention to whatever was the new thing.  I know that I like to dive in head first, but there’s a better approach that than I was capable of before.

(This is a side note, but also, listening to Mono makes my life seem super epic.  Maybe they also have something to do with how I’m feeling.)

Not only the developing of closer/better relationships, but valuing them more.  I always valued relationships in the past, but now it’s not about what I can get, but instead they are becoming more about what I can give.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not an altruistic saint or anything, but I understand now, more than before how I can get something by giving.  (Sorry this is a bit sappy dudes.  I had a super nice weekend, and am feeling all warm and fuzzy.)


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