Every year I itch a little bit closer to getting ‘older.’ Every year I gain just a little bit more responsibility. Not that much though. Because as I lose some in part of my life, I gain a little more in others. Each time this happens, something in me triggers that says, “Hey, how about we take on just a little bit more.”
I've been very fortunate in my life and career to get to do things that force me to learn or at the very least allow me the opportunity to learn. But... Like many people I've also have had stretches where I dreaded what I was doing, didn't feel like I was making enough of an impact, or feel like I was really moving forward.
For the last 8 years, I have been getting up between 5-6AM primarily to prepare for work. Prior to the end of September 2015, I had to be at work before 6:45 AM so my morning usually consisted of a workout, shower, and breakfast. Since the end of September my new schedule requires me to be to work by around 8AM but around that same time, I started waking between 4-5AM on a regular basis. The time I go to bed has consistently been around 10PM.
One thing I wish I didn't do was remove all my dumbass posts that I previously had here at RossWickman.com. When I wrote those posts I did so for a reason. When I took them down I didn't just unpublish them, I completely deleted them. I was embarrassed by them. I wrote about a ton of stupid shit and that shit wasn't even well written. It was exactly that - shit.