Things I learned in 2018
A popular tweet making the rounds this holiday season asks for "your top 3 personal accomplishments of 2018". It isn't often that Twitter aims for any kind of constructive reflection, so it got me thinking. The first one's a little embarrassing: I finally understand, on a scientific level, what people mean when they say we're all stardust. I know the rigours of capitalism insist that we collectively roll our eyes in response to this notion because, if we don't, it's threatened, but wow. The entire, fragile trajectory of existence as we know it, from the Big Bang until now, further sanctifies everything I felt spiritually about ego and underscores that we should live our lives as authentically as possible, results be damned. So that, in itself, represents a major life hack.
This leads to my #2 accomplishment, which is ongoing: surrounding myself with people and challenges that I have an authentic connection with. Sometimes that requires confrontation (something I'm getting better at) and sometimes it requires space (something I'm perhaps too good at) but I've been blessed this year with honest friendships and creative, humbling challenges.
Rounding out my "top 3" and coming full circle,
Wishing everyone a peaceful New Year.