There’s a special kind of baggage that goes with an age milestone. Am I acting my age? Have I accomplished enough? Am I making enough money? Is my love life where it should be?
I’ve settled on the idea that the answer changes with my mood everyday. I find I’m more or less satisfied, and that’s meaningful, because it means that I get to decide what comes next.
If I’m unsatisfied, I get to take action, orrrr I can bitch about my situation.
If I’m satisfied, I get to keep doing what I’m doing, or I can blow things up to keep myself interested.
More so than ever in my life, I find myself in a position of control. I get to impact my family’s future. I get to choose my career path. I get to hang out with this fine lady when she lets me.
I say this all because I find it healthy to be thankful for the position that I’m in. When we read the news and see the situations where others find themselves, I think we need to take stock of just how good we have it, even when the world seems to be throwing us curveballs.
To quote a phrase I’ve become lately fond of. #firstworldproblems