40

What am I supposed to say on my 40th lap around the Sun?

Something about perseverance? Perception, maybe? The importance of friends, family, and follow-through? To be honest, I have no idea. I really wanted this one to be special, but none of the ideas I had clicked.

Suffice to say, I got an email from myself this morning; something I wrote in 2008, delivered by FutureMe.org. That’s pre-GBXM. It’s pre-Penny, too. And let me just say, I was a whiny, petulant little bitch back then. Wow. Way to ruin the novelty of a digital time capsule, dude.

In any case, there’s a part of me that feels like I’m falling behind. But that part of me has to get in line behind the part of me that feels like I’m next in line for greatness. My wife is awesome. My kid is awesome. My friends are awesome. My JOB is awesome. Hell, even my truck is awesome.

Life is good.

Back in 2008, work life parallel was just an idea–a dream. Today it’s my reality. It scares the shit out of me on a regular basis, but it’s so worth it. I’m excited to be sharing my story here, a tiny little piece at a time.

Maybe this will be the year I actually start writing my story in earnest. Maybe I should send an email to my future self on my 50th birthday. I wonder if we’ll still have email in 2027…

#5ks