Yike's what a day...the dreaded 65!
I have never had an issue with birthday's but this one has been different. I really never gave time or dates much thought unless they were associated with a contract or closing a sale.
I have maintained my physical condition over the years. Enjoyed using and abusing my body in every conceivable manor.
I went through Green Beret training school, ran miles without thinking it was far, jumped into and out of situations without hesitation. I raced motorcycles, sailboats (which I still do) peddled bikes for miles, cross country skied miles, hang glided, hiked in remote areas never did age or physical condition enter my mind. Not once did I flinch or think WOW, until what ever adventure I had completed was over.
Turning 65, that is a whole new frontier for me. I don't feel like I am old but when my kids talk to me they seem to be more cautious of what they ask me to help them do. My friends that I race with don't know my age...didn't know my age until a party. They seemed shocked, thinking I was in my 50's. I suppose that is a compliment but 65!
I like what I do, my impact is immense on clients lives, or I should say I believe it is.
I took a photo of one of the gifts for my birthday. Now that you know I race sailboats it will make sense. The were not saying for me to sail off into the sunset...or were they?
My son said, "hey those boats don't have water coming over the side"! I took him out in 25 mhp winds, he was 9 then, 25 years later he still talks about the adventure. We flew across the lake with water coming in over the edge, he never forgot it! Consequently never have I.
Having trouble with a birthday? Remember, live and enjoy what you have today, let tomorrow take care of itself!
That's what I am doing. Thank you to my family and friends for remembering as the great times. To my wife for making the last 25 years always special.
I can only hope you have been as blessed as I have. :-)