By Brad | September 25, 2007
I’d like to take a short break to talk about birthdays. I remember when I turned 25 last year, I was halfway to 50. Now, I’m 26 and 50 is 24 years away. Ick.
Why is it that when you get to a certain age, you no longer want the pomp and circumstance? I told my parents and some friends, “No more birthdays after 30″ and then I asked myself if that’s what I really wanted or not. I always enjoy getting a cake and a few cards and even an email (thanks Ann!). Free drinks would be nice as well but hey, you can’t have it all!
Regardless, I think we all should use birthdays not to remember the days when we were younger, but rather to plan for the next birthday and next year and so forth. It’s a time to reflect on goals not achieved and struggle to achieve them once again.
I recall a family member telling me that once you hit 25, it’s all downhill from there. However, with people living to be in their 90s and even 100s nowadays, is it really that bad? Sure, I’m losing my hair but that’s hereditary. Not much to do there.
Anyway, when your next birthday comes, try to think of it in a positive light. It’s a milestone, not a grave marker after all.