A little summer dream come true

Paul Graham writes about his to-do list, inspired by a post called “Regrets of dying”.

Don’t ignore your dreams; don’t work too much; say what you think; cultivate friendships; be happy.

Apparently, the top regret is working too much and not following your dreams.

I don’t really have any major regrets, now that I think about it. I try working smart vs working hard (not that I’m a lazy ass), love my friends and family and always make time for them, and am pretty happy with everything, really. And I’ve been lucky enough to do things I want, and try out many new experiences, for which I’m very grateful to you, life!

Today I’m taking a day off Pokies Pokies from work, and going surfing to make my little summer dream come true. It’s not guaranteed I’ll be good at it, or will love it, but I know I’ll be happy I tried.

An update: I went, and I did it, was able to ride almost every wave, and loved every second of it! Came back home exhausted as hell, but with a huge grin on my face. I’ll share a bit of surfer wisdom that I heard from an instructor today:

Surfing is like life: you never know what kind of wave you will get, and sometimes you’ll catch it and sometimes you’ll tumble, but the main thing is to keep at it, enjoy it, and have fun.

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