Interviewed for a job today! And as part of my 30 DAYS OF FEAR, I did something that scared me. I went to the mall.
Yes, I know. Not very exciting. When I was in this cathedral of consumerism, I began to get real reflective about my life. What was I doing? Who was I becoming?
I watched a good movie last night called The Ides of March, based on the play called Farragut North. Warning, this trailer is spoilery if you immediately watch it before seeing the movie.
Although the movie is all about how politics will make you lose your innocence. I really began to envy the jobs of some of the characters. A few of my friends from high school went into public policy. And I wondered to myself, where would I be now if my life had gone differently?
I read a book while I was in a bookstore today that really put my problems in perceptive. It’s The Hypo by Noah Van Sciver, a graphic biography of Abraham Lincoln before be became anybody. He was debt-ridden, depressed, sure that his life was going nowhere. But we all know him as one of the greatest American Presidents. It made me feel better about my life and where it’s going.
It’s clear that I need specific goals and places where I want my life to end up, so I think my next step in this 30 DAYS OF FEAR will be to create a grand manifesto for my life. I need something to guide me and this may very well be it.