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January 27, 2011 12:00 am by

One year ago, I purchased this domain.  I was just a sophomore at UC Berkeley – on January 27, 2010, I was reading my Google Reader subscriptions (as usual) and I stumbled on a deal –  1 year domain name registration for only 1.17$!

So much has happened since then.  I decided to go ahead and renew it for another five years.  Thinking about how my domain is designated to expire on 1/27/2016 makes me really think about what the hell am I going to be doing in half a decade.  I will be 25 years , the prime of my life.  Will I be working at a place I look forward to working every single day?  Will I decide to leave everything behind and travel the world?  Is there going to be a catastrophic natural disaster that is going to destroy the entire world?  Am I going to be a soldier in WWIII?  (Ok, now I’m just going paranoid)

Think about yourself now, and ask yourself what do you think you will be doing in five years.

The future is promised to no one.  Make the present count.

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Jesse is a software engineer at Facebook, who just graduated from UC Berkeley. Passionate about mobile technology and entrepreneurship, he started his own blog as a home for his tutorials, projects, and random thoughts. Follow him on Facebook to stay updated on his latest tutorials and projects.


  1. I pick travel the world. Okay, so that is not very easy to do given the fact that we are really busy trying to make sure we have secure jobs for the rest of our lives. However, as you stated, we will be 25 years old – what does that mean for each one of us? Well, I can already tell I will be busy trying to get hired as a police officer. The question remains, can I afford to take a year off and travel and experience the world outside of the bay area? If I choose to double major in psychology, will I even be done with SJSU? And will I pursue a doctorate, if so, when? There are so many possibilities in the next five years, and just a heads up, five years from now, we will almost be 26. Scary isn’t it?

    In any case, I plan to continue living life the way I have – with no regrets and a whole lot of uniqueness. Stick around – join me in my adventures, promise you won’t regret it when we are 50.

    Anyway, this domain will be around 7 years from now? I thought you said you are renewing for five years?

    Comment by Luis — January 27, 2011 @ 12:30 AM

  2. Very interesting.

    Comment by Luis Daniel Escamilla — January 27, 2011 @ 8:31 AM

  3. Haha oops, for some reason I thought it was 2013..scary indeed. Excited for the future though!

    Comment by Jesse Chen — January 28, 2011 @ 11:13 AM

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