Over the weekend, I received some terrible news from Timmy that our extraordinary friend, Gloria Borges wasn't going to make it after putting a relentless fight to kick colon cancer in the ass. She is by far the most passionate person I know. She lived and loved life to the fullest. She will be missed. Her strength and her tenacious spirit and her foundation, THE WUNDER PROJECT will continue to inspire the world to find a cure for colon cancer.
I know this isn't the brightest way to start the new year but often times these kind of circumstances help propel life in the right direction. It's a wake up call to appreciate your family and friends and enjoy life. Like many of you, I made a handful of resolutions last week, like, get more sleep or join a gym. And at the top of my list, it's to push myself more and get out of my comfort zone and "to live recklessly," as Joan Didion preaches. And I don't mean like reckless driving. To live recklessly means you're aware of the consequences but you're gonna take a risk anyway, so let's go on a reckless adventure! Quit calculating every move and just be more spontaneous. Be more open to all kinds of experiences. I should also add, it's good to be hopeful and curious and that there are lots of great things out there just waiting for you to pluck it right out like a pretty ranunculus. I wanna to move back to New York and live there for a bit. Oh, I forgot to tell you that I'm back in Los Angeles! This is still home. I love LA and it'll always let me back in. But right now, my gut is telling me to go back. I met some wonderful people over there with some interesting opportunities, so I'm gonna take my chances. Who know what's gonna happen. Who cares.
Let me just end here with these wunderful words from Joan Didion —
“I'm not telling you to make the world better, because I don't think that progress is necessarily part of the package. I'm just telling you to live in it. Not just to endure it, not just to suffer it, not just to pass through it, but to live in it. To look at it. To try to get the picture. To live recklessly. To take chances. To make your own work and take pride in it. To seize the moment. And if you ask me why you should bother to do that, I could tell you that the grave's a fine and private place, but none I think do there embrace. Nor do they sing there, or write, or argue, or see the tidal bore on the Amazon, or touch their children. And that's what there is to do and get it while you can and good luck at it.”