I turned 40 years old back on October 11, and I’ve been trying to think of a way to mark that occasion here on the blog. Would I start a new series of posts or reflect on a variety of things?
I think the answer is – Yes, both please!
I’m not even sure why I’ve put as much significance on this random birth marker, but I have…so I’m going to go with it and use it for some content!
Author’s note: Remember, I’ve just started this blog so there will be quite a bit of experimenting here – and I promise I won’t delete the failures. After all, I may look back one day and decide this blog entry should go into a future book or something…
What I’ve learned in my first 40 years
- Drink plenty of water – it will keep you hydrated and make you look younger than your years (See my picture on the home page)
- Friends will come and go – the ones who are worth longevity will still be around through it all. That’s not to say there won’t be times that there is a lull in the friendship, but they will be there when it counts.
- Life happens – there’s going to be curve balls for sure! You can’t let it destroy you. You either keep living and roll with the punches or not.
- Do good in the world – to your ability, not what you think will get you the most attention.
- Learn to say, “No!” I’m still working on this one…
- Take time each day to move – try Pilates or yoga. I love Pilates and the added benefit is that it makes my thighs and ass look good. Just saying…
- Don’t be afraid to get counseling – we all go through stuff on this journey and sometimes we need to release it, or it will make us not enjoy what we have.
- At the end of the day, you are the only one that has to live with you – it’s OK to talk to folks to get their advice but only you have to live with your decisions (Note: I’m a single guy with no kids…)
- Don’t be afraid to laugh out loud!
- Keep living…
So, what do you think? I would love to read your comments below. While you’re there, can you share some things you’ve learned along the way? I’m still learning myself…
Thanks for reading!