Unlike Millman, I have not taken the safe and narrow path that she describes herself taking in this talk. I am grateful to her for earnestly sharing her regrets about her safe path as it helps me value my weird and winding path. It's easy to devalue that path when I look around at others my age with fancier professional titles and more money than I do. Millman reminds me to value everything I have gained by showing up for the remarkable as soon as I had an ounce of autonomy to do so. Those things are far more wonderful than safety.
An inspiring commencement address delivered to the graduating class at San Jose State University. Transcript and discussion: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/05/15/debbie-millman-look-both-ways-fail-safe/