“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
Since I started my professional career, I have been planning every step of my life. One time, I planned to go to Germany six years in advance. When I came to Harvard, I thought to myself "That's enough! Let me enjoy it and just see things happen as they do." Now that I am here, I realized that life passes by very quickly and all my planning makes me focus on the future and not enjoy the present. Therefore, I have decided to give up planning my career. I want to enjoy life in its most simple way, living each step intensively and thoughtfully, without waiting until the plan executes. Some things I can predict: kids, travel, a neat country house. I want to dive on the spectacular beaches of Brazil and visit the exotic culture and nuances of Asia. I want time to follow my kids' steps and to enjoy the time with my wonderful wife, Geyza. When I look back at my life, I want to miss every moment, knowing that I did the best I could to have a meaningful and wholehearted life.

— Curt Zimmermann