Friday, November 19, 2010
Write the first paragraph of your autobiography.
I spent my life wondering how much I would accomplish, and with whom I would accomplish it. Now, looking back, I realize how much more straightfoward the path seems from the end of the road than when you are standing on it. I’ve known a ton of great people in my life, and this is as much a story about my relationships with them as it is about my own accomplishments. There are a ton of goals I reached successfully with their help – and some I didn’t even know were my goals until I achieved them (secret goals!) – and this is a story of how I did it. (Spoilers: if you look past the longing for meaning and an ever-present drive to make a mark, there’s a ton of happiness in my life from a day-to-day life of making others happy too.)