Reflecting on 22 and Jumping Into 23

Today is my 23rd birthday (I feel old even though I know i’m not). Birthdays have become special to me because they represent a time stamp that allows us to see what we completed in a given time frame. We had 365 days of unique opportunity. How did we capitalize on it? How did we use it to grow for the better.

22 was a great year. I’ll always be able to look back and remember that between two stamps in time I was able to turn my life around – I propelled it in a powerful and positive direction. I’ll always be thankful for the previous age or calendar year, but since you know me by now, I’ll always be ready to move forward and Never Stop Hustling.

So in this blog I will reflect on 22 and break down my unique aims for the age of 23. Some of these goals will carry over into my next calendar year (Until that number stops going up), but some will end this year. I hope you are coming along with me.

Reflecting on 22

Now that I look back on 22 I was able to find myself on two opposite ends of a spectrum. The day I turned 22 I was applying to nursing schools, getting my masters degree in healthcare administration, and preparing to make my last college baseball season count.

It was an important year in my life. I knew I needed to change direction and I knew I wanted something more – I just wasn’t looking in the correct areas. I still wonder what would have happened if I chose to go to nursing school, and looking back I don’t think I would have been to happy. Entrepreneurship is really where my heart lies and it is going to allow me to inspire so many people.

However, even though I knew I needed to change I still didn’t know how to do it. This led me to reading and writing in my journal, reflecting daily on what I wanted to be in my own life. I began to wake up early on purpose, start my day with intention, and only put time and energy into the things that fueled me too. I drank less, I worked out more.I began to feel like my life had a powerful meaning. I was no longer going through the motions.

By finding this meaning I thought it was a good idea to start my own newsletter called The Insightful Pursuit. I wanted to share with people the insight I was learning, but more importantly I wanted to challenge myself to see if I could help people get out of the situation I found myself in. I was called to do more.

Through these new self discoveries and a platform to share them on, I began gaining the confidence to push myself past each limit I placed on myself. I began to seek physical discomfort by taking on the 4x4x48 challenge from the man himself David Goggins. This challenge had me running 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours, and I loved every second of it. I was never a runner, but my mind got me through it.

I learned I was capable of more.

This finding led me to a new challenge, one which I haven’t completed yet, but I had to save it for 23. I took the 4x4x48 off my commitment board and threw up the outline of the NYC Marathon. 22 committed me to bear crawling a marathon.

I basically owe my life to 22, it was the year I was born. It was the start of something more. This drive will continue into 23, and i’m going to show you how I plan on doing that.

My Goals For 23

  • Bear crawl a marathon in under 20 hours and 48 minutes for a world record
  • Raise $50,000 for a charity (TBD) which supports mental health and guidance amongst youth being raised with a lack of support or environment
  • Continue to consistently provide valuable content to inspire other to push past their perceived limits through my instagram, twitter, newsletter, and blog

Let’s continue to make this world a better place and take advantage of the time we have left in our unique calendar years.

Who is coming with me?

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