Yesterday I turned 30 years old. The day before I spent all day in my studio and that night I spoke on a panel at Old Spokes Home about bike advocacy. I was sitting next to the head of DPW.
Today I found a video of me from I was 20 years old. The future head of DPW interviews me about a project I started at Bike Recycle Vermont (now Old Spokes Home) to upcycle bike parts into art and jewelry (now Tender Warrior Co.).
This was not a straight line. I zigged to Montana and zagged to California and came back and I've had over a dozen jobs in between and I've probably encountered more seasons of life in Vermont than I have actual seasons. I feel like I'm so far away from where I was at 20 -- but 10 years have passed and I'm back where I stated.