I don't know about you but this is my first time having a go at this crazy ride we call life. This is my first time being a daughter, a friend, a student, a teacher, a member of society, a traveller and an earthling. I'm learning as I go and I won't apologize for making mistakes along the way. I'm doing the best I can everyday to live a life of compassion and meaning. I'm following my bliss, taking chances, fucking up and being an idiot. But honestly my mistakes are my favorite part of it all. The "oopsie daisies" and moments of "lol shit..." keep life hilarious and make it the worthwhile experience that it is, plus those moments always make the best stories.
Life is a crazy ride and I'm a bit of a shit driver sometimes (I mean I am Asian) but everyday I get better at driving and navigating this journey of life. I'm learning to catch road signs of warnings for construction up ahead, learning to slow down into turns and accelerate out of them, learning to change my tires and care for my engine. I'm realizing that obstructions always look rosier and less ominous in the rearview mirror and that sometimes there is no right road to take because in some sense we'll always be lost. I'm learning that North East South and West shouldn't be pinpointed by a GPS but rather by my internal moral compass. I'm learning that there are many roads that lead to the same destination the only difference is the sights I’ll see and the passengers I’ll meet. I'm learning that the quickest road isn't always the safest or wisest road to take, and that Google maps fucks up all the time so it's better to just trust your intuition and heart. But most importantly I'm learning to appreciate every passenger that rides with me for they all teach me valuable lessons, and for that I’m thankful.
So we all have to cut ourselves a little slack here and there when we fuck up on this crazy ride of life. Because it WILL happen, we'll stall the engine, put the wrong fuel in our tank, get a flat, bicker with passengers over gas money, get hopelessly lost, or rear end someone. But that's all part of the adventure, after all we haven't perfected this art of living yet, nor will we ever.