I’m spending a few quiet moments on the deck with my furry trio as the last few minutes of my 50th birthday wane.
I can’t even begin to describe the fun, joy, and love I’ve experienced the past 48 hours. i’ve enjoyed every minute of it!
During a lesson this evening, a student asked, “What have you enjoyed the most about the past 50 years?”
That was a great question.
My response: there’s been many, many things I’ve enjoyed the past 50 years. However, now that I’ve commenced into my 51st year of life, I’m too excited and eager looking ahead to the next 50 years.
As I approached 30, I noticed many of my friends and colleagues, who were also nearing 30, were obsessed with all the things they felt they should have accomplished by that milestone. I was in a completely different boat, and on an entirely different wavelength. By age 28, I had accomplished everything I had set out to do. The only thing remaining on my list was raising a family. And, at age 36 I began that adventure.
I feel as though I am at another crossroad as I begin the second chapter of 50 years. There are some things I am tossing around, but nothing is concrete, yet. I do not feel hurried to plan, or make any decisions, but I am looking forward to even more exciting times, and adventures.
It’s been a damn good day.
And, it’s been a damn good chapter these past 50 years.