Monday, March 26, 2012

One More Candle and a Trip Around the Sun

Another year, come and gone. Now, I am 37 years old.

I am three years away from 40.

I really don't feel like I should be that old. I feel like I should have more accomplished by now. I look at other people my age, people I knew in my youth. Facebook makes it easy to do that. Some of them have kids who are just now graduating high school. Some are divorced or are working on their second or third marriage.

My lack of these standard milestones don't make me feel like less of a person. It doesn't make me a failure either. It just makes me different, and I am perfectly okay with that.

I'm optimistic about my 37th year, despite the vortex of drama that swirls around my life. This is the year I re-evaluate my standards. I challenge my own belief system. I step out of my comfort zone and try something different. I push my own boundaries. It may leave a large wake, or maybe just a little ripple in the water.

But this is the year where everything changes.

2 comments:

John Guzmán said...

Here is to making some big waves! Happy Birthday again!

bobbie said...

How did I miss this??? Oh ~ yeah... eBlogger, for whatever reason, doesn't update your posts for me.
Poop.
So Happy Belated Birthday ~ I hope you had a grand day, and that the year will bring you much insight and growth ~

PS ~ sorry, but the puppies are all spoken for already!