Milestone birthday this past week... the big 6-0. Sixty is a weird birthday, you are now officially old enough to be considered "old" by the general population, but still too young for the perks (park passes, medicare and social security benefits). I know it's considered old because my granddaughter told me so - cracked me up!
There's good and bad to growing older... the bad: Gray hair, wrinkles and gravity! My brain still thinks I could climb Mt. Everest without breaking a sweat, my body not so much (not that I have ever climbed Mt. Everest!).
The upside? I am much more comfortable with who I am that I ever was in my 20's and 30's. I'm in relatively good health. I want less and appreciate more. I have a different perspective on what's important and I'm blessed with friends, family and a strong faith. I've jumped off the corporate ladder and wonder why I didn't do that sooner? I am more focused on who I am than what I do...and for the first time in a long time I am much more interested in making a life than a living. I know some folks 'get it' much earlier in life, but it took me a while to learn these lessons. I wouldn't trade it for the world.
All in all, I think 60 will be a good year... and having another birthday certainly beats the alternative :-)
Now if I could just decide what I want to be when I grow up!
|Clams and Shrimp on the grill and Corona in hand|
|On the beach with family..|
|a great birthday!|