Like most of us, I have not had an easy life but am grateful for the journey. As a result, I’m pretty sure that I can handle anything else life has to offer.
From sharing a room with my brother growing up, to being the skinniest kid in my senior class, to taking the bus at 18 while all my other friends drove…
I can go on and on and someday I will… because I think that my total story will shock and inspire.
All of these experiences contributed to who I am today.
Recently, an acquaintance who lives in my town said to me, “You always look happy and excited about life.”
What he doesn’t know is that for me, staying positive has always been a choice and a struggle. It is not one of my default settings.
I don’ t know if it’s my Italian and Croatian roots or something else but I think I’m addicted to struggle and get uncomfortable when too many things are going well all at once.
As you know, Robin Williams killed himself this past week. Living in the Bay Area created a handful of opportunities to see him both intentionally and unintentionally.
I can honestly say that I didn’t always “get” his sense of humor. It didn’t always make sense to me but THAT’S probably why I am a big fan of his because, at some level, nothing make sense.
So is life.
So embrace it all.
Its imperfection makes it perfect.
Expecting anything more wouldn’t be realistic or necessarily better.