I’m one of those people whose idea of a great evening is sitting around a bonfire pondering big open-ended questions. It therefore seems fitting to start this blog off with a two.
- If you had the opportunity to talk to anyone in the world, whom would you choose?
- What would you talk with them about?
For me this trip is an opportunity to test out those questions.
When I was ten years old, I made a list of my heroes. Outside of my parents and my brother, the list was filled with professional athletes. I wanted to play in the National Hockey League, and I automatically idolized anyone who had come even somewhat close to achieving that dream.
Over the last few years, my list of heroes has changed. Instead of some innate athletic ability, I’ve grown to respect people who are truly comfortable with who they are and what they’re doing. I admire people who are working to define success on their own terms rather than conforming to society’s standard metrics. Within that group, I’m most attracted to people who are doing meaningful work while achieving a balance with other aspects of their lives.