Remember when you were a kid and everyone wanted to know what you wanted to be when you grew up?
And you’d be all, Astronaut!
(Actually, I wanted to be Jem. I’d line up my stuffed animals, turn up my boombox and point it at them. Clearly not much has changed.)
We’re not kids anymore, but most of us don’t consider ourselves astronauts, and a lot of us still think we have to figure out what we’re supposed to be.
First of all:
There is no “supposed to.”
How much energy would you free up if you stopped trying to figure it out?
How much more available would you be to what’s actually in front of you?
The only opportunities in the entire universe exist right here, right now.
No one ever figures it out.
You will never “arrive.”
That’s not how time + space work. The second you think you’ve got it handled is the moment you stop exploring an existence that is, by nature, ephemeral. Keep asking the questions. Don’t fixate on the answers. Anyone who tells you they have them is lying. Don’t believe me. Stay fascinated.
Life is an adventure and then you die.
You’re never grown up, only growing.
Live to the point of tears, dance your ass off daily,
and be unrelentingly generous along the way.
Photo by Emily Bergquist
Founder of The Get Down, Tasha Blank lives in service of Dance, which, when done real, is the quickest path to love in the here + now. She creates events that disrupt the status quo by injecting incredible beats with the intention to let wild our most liberated badassery. Her DJ sets meet you in the moment, and invite you on a physio-sonic trip into a newer, bigger you. Her weekly emails deliver extraordinary beats to thousands of music-hungry dancing maniacs. Sign up at tashablank.com.