Another day, another year
Birthdays are curious occasions. Are we celebrating the fact that we were born or the fact that we’ve been enriched by another year? Like produce, we are all walking around with our own personal expiration dates. So exciting.
The first decade is all about having fun. Growing. Exploring. Learning. During the second decade, society expects us to start preparing seriously for adulthood. But we just want to get older so we can do our own thing and not get bossed around.
The third decade is all about potential. We are poised to take our place in society, attain higher education, join the workforce, establish families, and emerge as the new leaders, taking over from previous generations.
By the time the fourth decade rolls around, we’re either out there doing stuff with a take charge attitude, or coasting on autopilot, wondering what’s next, or planning a complete do over. Somewhere in our chronology, and perhaps more than once, a cold realization may cross our minds, – is this it? Do you mean this is as good as it gets? Have I done all I’m gonna do with my life? (By the way, am I due for a midlife crisis? Maybe I should get a Ferrari and liposuction.)
So, today’s my birthday. Another day, another year. Am I on auto pilot? Not quite. Its time for a fresh start, and I’m gonna do it with a take charge attitude.