I’ve been given so much, especially by my parents - especially education. I don’t usually compare myself to others but look at this dude… he defines what an education can do. I don’t think I’ve worked as hard as I could and I’m throwing away a lot of opportunities for whatever reason. People have paved my way here and I cannot take that for granted. If my birthday yesterday serves as anything it needs to be that I have done very little with my life. I don’t desire to chase accomplishments for awards, but rather for the virtue of its pursuit. I’m incredibly lucky and I have a lot to be proud of - I just have to realize it more often and be more thankful. I appreciate all this but I have dreams to chase and life to live so my birthday goal is to re-discover the discipline to work hard again.