Barry Ritholz is a smart fellow, and a good writer. I mostly read his writings for his observations on Finance and Markets, but he often has a broader outlook that I find helpful.
For example, here: The Halfway Point.
Think about what how unique this situation is, how rare an opportunity it presents for you — and then go take full advantage of it. What do you want this period to have meant to you? Do not lead a life full of regrets and unrequited interests…