Jackson is a guest at Al Shubert’s New Year’s Eve party. Although he
I feel like the odd one out here, everyone else is so young and I’m already 50. But that’s not the real issue. The real issue is my heart. I had a heart attack earlier this year, but I didn’t tell anyone. I couldn’t bear the thought of them thinking I was old, fragile, unable to keep up with the group. So, I kept it to myself. I’ve been trying to be more careful with my health, eating better, exercising more. But it’s hard when you’re surrounded by so much life and vitality.
I’ve been through a lot in my life, seen a lot of things. I’ve had some great experiences and met some amazing people. But I’ve also lost some important people, my parents, my best friend. Life is fragile, and it can be taken away in an instant. That’s why I’ve always tried to make the most of every moment, to live life to the fullest.
But as I stand here, surrounded by my friends, I can’t help but think about what’s next. What do I want to do with the rest of my life? I’ve been so focused on keeping up with the group, on making them think I’m still young and vital, that I haven’t stopped to think about what I really want. But I know one thing for sure, I want to be happy. I want to find joy in every moment and not waste a single day. So, my New Year’s resolution is to find happiness, to live life to the fullest, and to make every moment count. I’m going to find new hobbies, try new things, and put myself out there. I’m not going to let my heart attack define me, I’m going to define my heart attack. I’m going to make this year my year, and I’m going to make the most of every moment.
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