I recently went to a wedding of one of my best friends from med school. We met when we were 21 on the first day of med school 35 years ago.
There were 3 of us who hung out together and survived the fierce battle of med school. 1 of us was already married with 3 kids while the other 2 were single.
We all studied and worked our butts off learning more than we can remember and studying more than we had ever done before. We were always amazed that our married friend was able to be a dad to his kids and a husband to his wife, while the 2 of us were single and had no other responsibilities beyond med school.
I eventually got married and had my kids by the time our married friend’s kids were graduating high school or in college. Yet, there we were celebrating our other friend’s marriage while I had kids in high school and our other friend was a grandfather.
We all have been successful in our lives and yet have lived completely different timelines outside our professions.
As we danced and celebrated this fantastic milestone for my friend, I was reminded how we all have our own lives. No matter our jobs. No matter where everyone else goes on vacation. We all begin separately and will end separately. We have our own stuff, our own struggles, our own gifts and our own path.
3 friends. 3 lives. 3 completely different journeys.
It’s all good.
Everybody’s a mad scientist and life is their lab.
We’re all trying to experiment to find a way to live,
to solve problems, to fend off madness and chaos.
Why do you want what you want?
List what is truly important to you and your heart.
Modify what you want and work for
to match with what is truly important to you for your happiness.
Make whatever changes will align your goals and actions with your values.
| If you want to change your life, |
you have to change your mind