My birthday!!! (21)
With the new year always comes a sense of renewal, revival, and change. We feel the need to improve ourselves, to become better people and quickly evaluate our flaws in order to set goals for the 365 days to come, often times overlooking the progress we’ve made, the success or failure of completing past resolutions.
As I celebrate the first day of this new year, I find myself quickly approaching my 21st birthday, the date that American society marks me as a man. And yet I do not feel like one; I still feel like the 10 year old boy sitting in my mom’s lap begging for the first edition of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. So this year I’m taking the time to reflect on the progress I’ve made, the long road I’ve traveled, as well as set new goals for the future. And I invite all of you who read this to do the same.