Act II, Scene I

What fixes someone’s personality in one place is a determined effort on their part–usually through continually telling themselves they are this or that kind of person and acting on what they say. If you don’t like the way you are, make yourself different. You are the only person who’s standing in your way.”

This advice is sort of hokie, but pretty wise. A friend put it in other words yesterday, calling this point in my life my “second act.” Thanks, Steev, I really like that idea.

As Steev pointed out, F. Scott Fitzgerald disagrees with him in his famous quote: “there are no second acts in American lives.” But you know what, Fitzgerald is dead, and besides, he’s not the boss of me. I’m actually going to stop being the boss of me as well. Who TF is going to steer this ship? The wind, or perhaps the dog.