Friday, August 27, 2010

35

So I turn 35 tomorrow.

I’ve been asked how I feel about that.

Not too shabby, thanks for asking.

Don’t get me wrong – the number sounds a bit odd, like it’s not real. It doesn’t seem quite right. It seems like life hit the accelerator about 11 years ago and started flipping calendar pages with reckless abandon.

It doesn’t seem possible that I graduated high school literally half my lifetime ago.

So…although I’ll admit to the occasional head-shaking as to how NOW got here so quickly and stealthily, I can’t complain about life at 35 one tiny little bit.

I’m in good health and in good shape. No ailments, aches, pains, or meds.

I have great friends who make me laugh.

I live in a nice house in a nice area.

I am able to do lots of things in my life that make me happy. Travel, improv, softball, food, drink…in no particular order.

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but…I like my job—the work, the people, the company. I like all of it.

Most of all, I married the right woman. She makes all the aforementioned stuff 10 times better.

Not too shabby.

4 comments:

m.v. said...

happy birthday!
mine is on the 6th and it's a 41

jdoublep said...

agreed (just hit 35 on 7/21).

KC Wort Hog said...

Happy birthday! I turned 35 on 8/15 and was pretty excited about it. It's a great milestone. My 20s were pretty crummy and when I turned 30 I took some drastic steps to improve my life and have never been happier. like you, I married the love of my life who has just made my 30s outstanding. I love my spouse, my job, my home, my hobbies... Every decade gets better & better and i hope the trend continues :)

happy birthday!!

JJSKCK said...

m.v. - Happy Advance Birthday!

jdp and Wort Hog - Happy Belated Birthday!

Though my 20s were okay, my 30s have been exponentially better. It's amazing what a little extra life experience and direction can do for you.

30s > 20s seems to be an almost unanimous sentiment. Funny how no one is nostalgic about being broke and confused. :)