I’m at an age where I seem to be getting more and more “life” advice. I was recently told that your 20’s are for learning about yourself, your 30’s are for grinding, and your 40’s are for enjoying it all. I liked the format, but it got me thinking about enjoying it all. I get that you have to work hard to play hard. But I want to play now. That’s why I thought I was getting a head start by trying to go into my grinding phase here in my late 20’s. I never liked how people had this idea of retiring when they are old. Why would you save all this money, to be too old to truly enjoy it. Take trips, be adventurous. I’m sure I have a “young mans” view of this. But I want to live life to the fullest, while I still have all my faculties to do so.
So I’ve started “grinding” to get ahead of the curve. I’ve been working everyday for the last month and a half now. No days off, working 2 jobs, getting on stage, going to the gym. But goddamn is it always on. I feel like I’m always thinking of my next move, without fully engaging in my current one. I need to take a step back and smell the roses.
So I took “a” morning shift off 😂🤷🏾♂️. I know it’s not a true rest day, since I still work 7 days a week. But it’s a start, and enough for me to get my head above water, and enjoy the waves, before I catch the next.
When I was growing up, I never liked the concept of work. I understood it, but always wondered why I couldn’t just get paid for being me. That’s what I “thought” a celebrity was. A person who was paid to be a walking billboard. But through comedy I think I found a way to actualize that dream. I can work on becoming the truest version of myself, and with success can eventually never “work” another day again.
Here’s The Thing. Life is about balance. And everyone has a different fulcrum point. Right not I feel like I’m playing see-saw by myself. But I know in time, I’ll feel like the blind scale of Lady Justice.