Thursday, January 27, 2011

Farewell to 40

As tomorrow looms ever closer, I feel it's best to acknowledge what everyone seems to view as a landmark year in every life.

40 wasn't exactly what I expected it would be when I was 10, 20 or even 30.

It was indeed, quite different: lots of dreams unrealized, yet so many accomplishments I never thought would come to fruition. In the midst of some unruly turmoil was woven several incredible highlights. You can visit the year in review here.

Reflecting on the last year, I realized that even though the last couple of years have been heavy and full of all sorts of things that threw me off my intended path, this was the year in which many of the things I lost, I've regained. My life really looks much like it did before the "crash of '08", and in true yogic fashion, things have simply unfolded this way.

Am I uncertain about the future? Of course - and admittedly, a little scared. But perhaps my fear is really more a sense of realization: realization that I know now where I need to be. The path there remains uncharted and although this has been something of a cryptic post, it's simply because I'm not quite ready to share my plan with the rest of the world.

On a lighter note,

"Let me tell you something, Johnny: The first 90 years or so... they go by pretty fast...then one day you wake up and you realize that you're not 81 anymore..." -Burgess Meredith

That makes me chuckle!


Anvilcloud said...

Congratulations Dave. I'm sure you don't feel one day older than 42. :)

Hilary said...

Happy Birthday, Dave! May all your paths be clear ones and all your dreams come true.

That quote cracked me up too. :)

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Anna Scott Graham said...

A belated new year wish to you! When I turned 42, I had felt that age for months, still unsure what it means, as 45 looms. But I don't feel that old.

Well, at least not today... :)))

Janice said...

My next B-day I will be crossing from 40 to *gulp* 50.

Happy birthday, Dave. Your as young as you feel.


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