At what point in our lives do we stop believing that we can be anything that we want to be when we grow up? Our families, teachers, and coaches tell us to follow our dreams and as kids we believe that anything is possible. But then something changes...we start caring what other people think and that we have to conform to what society tells us is the smart and safe thing to do. Go to college, get a degree, get a 9-5 job that we don’t even like, work your ass off for 40+ years, retire and THEN enjoy your life at age 70.
This photo represents so much for me. My brother (tall guy all the way to the left) is my inspiration. When we were kids he would write scripts and make movies using my Dad’s giant camcorder. He did not finish college, and instead he chased his dream hard, and is today starting his third season as Director of Saturday Night Live...and he’s only 31. Paul never stopped believing that he could be whatever he wanted when he grew up and I’m so incredibly proud of him.
He got us tickets on Friday to the Yankee game and I’m grateful for him giving Philip the opportunity to dream big...and for him to know he can have anything that wants in his life too as long as he’s willing to dream big and work hard 💙⚾️.
It’s never too late to figure out what you really want for your life and to go after it. We only get one chance, so why not make it the absolute best that we can.