Around 9 PM yesterday my old friends and I came together for a late night picnic I threw together. It always makes me really happy to be around them. We all went to high school together and separated in the college process, so it's interesting hearing about how they've been. Generally I'm more interested in the stories they have to tell but when the turn is passed to me, I always pause for a bit. My stories are always different, in terms of where I've been and/or what I've been doing. It feels good knowing that they listen despite being in different situation but the response really hits home at times like damn, who knew? If someone would have told me back in high school that I'd be doing half the shit I am doing now, I wouldn't have believed them. I'm at a point now where milestones / goals have come at such a right time in my life in cadence that I've accepted them one by one. Because of this, things that sounded unbelievable or too crazy to be true back then are now common and readily accepted. It makes me happy to literally feel this change and makes me wonder what the hell is gonna happen next. A lot can happen in a year. You truly do not know where you'll end up based on the small decisions you make today. So if you have an end goal for yourself, choose wisely, and make it happen. You'd be surprised.