Thoroughly learn the things I love,
and love them simply because I love them;
Not because I have learned them well.
Prioritize pursuits that are easy to donate hours to;
The pastimes that I default to,
Not the ones I drag myself to.
Create tangible progress
That I can build off of,
And results that I can rejoice in
At night before sleep claims me.
Find a genre of life
That thoroughly changes me,
More than I could ever change it.
Choose a lifelong pursuit
That I can draw milestones along;
One whose endgame is not "best",
But rather "best that I can be".
Hold this definition of self proudly,
Because it is me;
Not because it is better than anyone else.
Be humbled by the road behind me
That looks a funny color in hindsight,
When I realize that I am the future self
I envisioned a year ago.