Well, today I turned 30. Wowee. At first, the impending arrival of that famed number filled me with some unease. Was I ready to be 30? Would I be thinking when I realized that 3 decades had gone by: “Damn, what have I been doing with my time?”
Where were you supposed to be when you reached 30?
But by now, I am very relaxed about it. 30, as they say, is the new 20. It suits me fine, it suits the stage where I am in my life. Just starting to mature.
Funny how your life perspective changes when you move along. Those moments when you realize that life not just an open road that stretches ahead of you, but it is a road that you have been traveling on for some distance, and there may not be that much further to go on it before it ends. The road of this human life, anyway. So the older you get, the more time you spend looking back, as well as looking forward.
These roads they walk, they are something else huh? One thing I learned this year, life is no holds barred, that is for sure. It is no watered down, sugary concoction made for family viewing. It can be as rough and difficult as it is possible to imagine or endure. It can also be more glorious than we could ever expect.
One thing it always is, is real. And unique. Each of us have a life that is uniquely shaped to fit us, our specific stage of development, our unique turn or character. So easy to forget how priceless and deep an experience it really is.
Oh well, I am off to Brazil to relax. Going to write about traveling soon…