NOBODY is ready to be a parent. But it's wonderful. Also, there's an entire industry built on selling prospective parents junk they don't need. Don't spend $400 on a changing table, you'll never use it. You'll be on the floor napping and you'll just change them while you're down there. You don't have to be sober all the time, but pay attention to the responsible stuff as well, and go after that with equal aplomb. Marry someone kind. You're gonna need that. Almost everything else is secondary. If something feels off in your life, ask yourself whether you've been playing much music lately. If you go to school, do the readings every day and figure out why the prof asked you to read them. Then ask a ton of questions in class. It's your education- it's the part of life where your job is to learn everything you can, don't waste it trying to look cool to people you will never see again. Learn stuff. In a few years the job market will be flooded with people with degrees that they got by grade inflation and whining. Knowing what you're doing will be the ultimate job skill.