While I thought I made the most of the early band days, I realize now I missed some stuff. You’re in such a hurry to grow out of the formidable years. There’s an obviously better future; you’re just doing your time to wait out. Like shit-togetherness is going to magically arrive when you hit some age you thought ‘grownups’ were.
It doesn’t work that way. Maybe the thing age and experience do reveal is the pivotal moments are hard to grasp when you are in them. The best you can do is try to be as present as you can, all the time. That also means being aware when you are lost reliving your recollection of past-you. Are you being intentional, gathering data for your present? Or are you just escaping to hide from your present?

– Jim Adkins