Monday, August 23, 2010

Time - It Keeps On Slipping

Old age aint no place for sissies. - Bette Davis

I turned 32 today. It's kind of odd to think back to ten or fifteen years ago and what I had planned to do with my life, and how, really, none of those plans or dreams are even the same now. I mean, I've wanted to be a professional artist or author in some capacity since I was a child, but at 23 I don't think I would have ever imagined I'd be living in Maine, working for a drug store, with hopes of publishing a book, opening a motel and selling a few sculptures. At the time, I was considering the idea of running my own gas station and drawing comic books for a living. Five years before that I was working at a phone survey center, and I was probably hoping I'd eventually be able to grow a proper goatee.

But for my age, I don't feel too bad. The kids at work mock me, but they don't treat me like I'm ancient, and I really feel like most of the things that brought me pleasure back in the day still do the same now, and that's what's important to me. That I still hold on to some part of my youth while finding better things to replace the rest. We'll see where the next 365 days takes me. 

And lest I start feeling too old, I can always look forward to how we plan to celebrate my birthday on Thursday. By going to the aquarium, getting some Ice Cream and  buying a set of Legos. Aww yeah!


randymeiss said...

Happy Birthday Kris! I'll be 42 on Thursday and plan on eating some ice cream also. (and hopefully some other tasty edibles) It is interesting how our plans and dreams change over the years. There is definately some truth in what you said. When I was younger, I enjoyed reading and playing video games and I have to say I'm still doing that now.

Cheers mate!

The Grows said...

Mark turned 30 today. I am 4 years young so it is great. I can give him a hard time about it. But, I still think life in the 30's is a great time because you are into a real life but still have time to change it if you want.

Sherry said...

Yknow, I wished you a happy b-day here, but it didn't show up. I guess I hit the wrong button! Oh well!

Have a happy one! May the next 365 days be better than the last!