As of today, I’m rolling over into my 35th year of my life, and it just keeps getting better. I have all that I need in life, although there are plenty of things on my to-do list for the future. I have a loving family, a nice home, a job I enjoy, a working vehicle, 2 dogs, and a cat. What else do I need? It seems like the past 35 years have gone by in a blink, now that i am here, but the journey to get here is what makes it all worth it and I am glad that each moment took its own time.
Just this past year alone, there have been plenty of milestones that I never thought possible. I have been married for 7 years now, the best 7 years of my life. I love to ride my bicycle, and this year, I rode almost 2000 miles. I even rode my first Century this past summer. I never dreamed that would happen. I’m also back in college now. I actually started last year, but now I am really into it deep. Getting ready to start my 4th semester in January. I never thought I would be going for my BS in Computer Science, but here I am doing it. There are so many things that are amazing right now and I feel so happy to have my wife and daughter to share it with. We even went zip-lining for the first time yesterday. That’s been on our bucket list for years, and yesterday, we decided it was time.
Next year, 2014 is going to be a fantastic year. I hope to do my first triathlon, and maybe my second as well. My wife and I really want to do a backpacking trip in the Smoky Mountains in TN, so that’s on the list too. We have also been looking to bike the outer banks, and go on a cruise. One of my personal goals is to become a better runner so I can actually beat my wife in a 5K race. So far, she has 3 metals to my goose egg. I am so proud of her.
Today is my birthday and I am ready to start the next year of my life. I will laugh, I will cry, I will smile, and I will frown, but by the end of the year, I will have stories to tell that no one else can tell. Some stories may be happy and some sad, but they will all teach me to be a better person, and I hope you can learn from them too. Share in my good times, and learn from my mistakes.
Until year 36, I’ll keep writing my stories from 35 years of life.