Ten Years Ago today I just had just turned nineteen. With a single semester at UC Berkeley under my belt, I was unsatisfied. I was still a virgin, but goddamnit, I wanted adventure.

And so I dropped out. That was probably one of the most important and best decisions I made in the past decade.

More than anything, dropping out set a precedent: I would live my life how I wanted to live it, not how others expected.

It’s been a scary, fantastic ride ever since.