Music has always been a positive trigger for me. As I set my playlist to random this morning, a lyric hit me like a big yellow school bus: “Wheels are gonna rust, if they don’t turn enough” courtesy of the wise and brilliant Ashley Monroe. It made me contemplate how I have spent the last twelve months of my life.
I spent a lot of time spinning my wheels on a project that ended rather abruptly, killed some time hiking and drinking coffee in Boulder and wrote every day in a notebook but failed to press publish.
More importantly I spent a lot of time contemplating the person I want to be. I’ll be rather bold in saying that I want to be kind, honest, fearless, living a life not chasing highs but embracing adventure.
I found the remedy to some crippling uncertainty in an unexpected place, I rediscovered a sense of curiosity. I dedicated myself to learning every day, reading and absorbing information at every opportunity.
I’m operating at peak, plugged into the world once again. Learning and wired by caffeine and listening to a lot of bluegrass.
My burning curiosity has left me waking up every day with a new set of eyes, looking at the world with a different perspective, seeing potential in everything. The wheels ain’t rusting any more.