Everything Is A Choice When You’re Young

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“I’m much younger than I thought I would be. When I was in college, I thought 43 seemed so old. It just seemed everything would be set by then and my life would be over. I thought I’d only be doing things that I had to do. Everything is a choice when you’re young. But then you graduate from school and make your big decisions: your career, your marriage, your kids. And it seems that with each big decision, you have less opportunity for choice. But I still have a lot of choices. It’s just not all about me anymore. I enjoy choosing ways for my kids to experience new things. I’m thinking about bringing them to the Ben and Jerry’s factory in Vermont next weekend. I think they’ll get a kick out of it. I can still remember my daughter’s face the first time she saw Yankee Stadium. I’d already been dozens of times, but it almost felt like the first time for me too. And I love taking my son to his soccer games. He’s only six so he has no clue how to play. But he’s decided that his job is to run back and forth in front of the goal. He basically invented defense and I got to watch it happen. These things are a lot of fun for me. When I was young, I imagined they’d feel like obligations. But they’re not. They’re choices.”

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I’m much younger than I thought I would be.

When I was in college, I thought 43 seemed so old.

It just seemed everything would be set by then and my life would be over.

I thought I’d only be doing things that I had to do.

Everything is a choice when you’re young.

But then you graduate from school and make your big decisions: your career, your marriage,
your kids.

And it seems that with each big decision, you have less opportunity for choice.

But I still have a lot of choices.

It’s just not all about me anymore.

I enjoy choosing ways for my kids to experience new things.

I’m thinking about bringing them to the Ben and Jerry’s factory in Vermont next weekend.

I think they’ll get a kick out of it.

I can still remember my daughter’s face the first time she saw Yankee Stadium.

I’d already been dozens of times, but it almost felt like the first time for me too.

And I love taking my son to his soccer games.

He’s only six so he has no clue how to play.

But he’s decided that his job is to run back and forth in front of the goal.

He basically invented defense and I got to watch it happen.

These things are a lot of fun for me.

When I was young,

I imagined they’d feel like obligations.

But they’re not.

They’re choices.