When I was young, I used to say I wanted to be "an inventor".
Back then, that was the scientist in their garage building teleporters, or the professor brewing devillish potions, or even Iron Man.
Even though it's unintentional, I'm often surprised at how closely my life has stayed close to that idea.
We are often told to do things today that will make our 50 year old selves proud. But often, I think 'what will make my 5 year old self proud?'
Something ambitious, and crazy, completely unapologetic and optimistic, I assume.
I've found it's a good heuristic for making choices.
My hope is that by the time this website fills out, with my life's infinite twists and turns, that kid will be proud of what I've done.