31 Things I Know Now That I’m 31 — #3: It’s Okay to Outgrow Things!

Life changes only help cement things we know already. At our 2011 wedding, I knew there were plenty in attendance who I wasn’t seeing again anytime soon, with me moving from Mississauga to eastern Toronto, and frankly, changing my priorities as I made room for new things in my life. Same goes for fatherhood — things were already changing with marriage, social media and an ever-shifting job situation being major influences, but my son changed the game entirely, putting my focus in a whole new direction and giving me less time to dabble in things I used to find important.

Along with growing up, I was outgrowing much of what defined me for so long, but that’s part of life — it was time to come to peace with it.