So, as much as it scares me, I can’t put off planning my future much longer. Graduation is just around the corner and before I know it, I’ll have to make a decision or risk ending up on the street selling roses with my Uncle Ramon.
“If you ask for Carlos, he’ll sell you some drugs.”
So, whether I end up back home or anywhere else it will be decided sometime soon. Yep… Big decisions… A lot of factors… Uncertainty… Fear of failure… Ummm… excuse me while I go barf my weasely black guts out.
“So a jew, a black guy, and Lizza Minelli walk into a bar…”
Anyways, before I go about planning the next phase of my life, I realize that I need to have clear set goals. While my goals have (obviously) been changing as I have, the last time I consciously listed my goals was back when I was 16 and thinking about college. Back then I wanted to be either a pediatrician or a marine biologist. To be fair, I only wanted to be a marine biologist because I thought that it meant I could swim with whales pretty much all the freaking time. Also, a small part of me still wanted to have his own Playplace (you know… for my kids… *squirrelface). Now I’m 21, I’m 100 percent sure I want to design for a living somehow, somewhere in an awesome city (D.C) . I also know that I will own a pet monkey someday. And a motorcycle. And lavish vacations every year.
Anyways, one of my new revised goals is getting married in 2017. Not going to consider getting married sooner. I know I’m always complaining about wanting to get married, and I’m the guy that has already picked out his bride’s dress, the bridesmaid dresses, the cake, the music, the decorations, the location, the colors, the band, and I’ve designed my invites and save the dates already, and I’m the guy who has already written his vows. I mean, to be honest, I have multiple well thought out and planned scenarios, including one where I offend my best man and he decides not to come so I have to have a back up best man.
But anyways, upon further examination of my life, I have decided that I won’t get married until 2017.
“For(ever) personal(one) reasons.”
Another personal goal I am going to focus on this transition of life is staying in shape. I have been blessed with a very strange metabolism that has allowed me to stay under 150 lbs without too much effort on my part. I could eat just one cookie one and be full all day, or eat 4 plates at each meal of the most unhealthy bile on earth. But I know that won’t last forever. Sooner or later I’m gonna get fat is I keep this up. So I’m planning on getting in shape and staying there. I’m currently training to do a 20K and plan on focusing on getting a little built after school is over. Point being, I don’t want to die from a heart attack at age 28. Healthy lifestyle for a successful life.
“This kid could probably take me right now.”
Moving on, lately I’ve had a lot of high school memories resurface. Thanks to my bestie without testes Rita. Not that I miss high school, I hated it, but to my surprise I realized that I actually miss a lot of people. I wonder what would have been if we kept in touch. Would we still be friends? Would we be even better friends? It has been almost 4 years. I’m not gonna go hunt down and catch up with everyone I went to high school with. We drifted apart and I’m ok with that. It was expected. Let’s be real, how influential were my friends in high school? Really? (there are a few exceptions of course.) I don’t want that to happen with my friends now. To be clear, I’m referring to a small group of my best friends. See, friends I consider my equals. My best friends are those I consider my betters. I can’t imagine my life without them. Not to get all mushy and stuff, but I really hope we stay close and visit each other. They are most certainly welcome to visit me anytime to use my Playplace.
“It’ll be like Neverland without the minor molestation.”
With all that being said, my main goal, above all else, is to live a godly, purposeful life with no regrets and to make the most of what I’ve been given. I love designing and art. As long as I’m doing that, I think I’m gonna make it just fine.