Another year come and gone. Why is it that when you’re young, the clock stands still. But when you get old enough to appreciate all of the things that life can offer, the sand pours through the hourglass faster than water through a sieve? I don’t like it. I want time to stand still a little bit. Maybe not forever, but just long enough to let me savor some of the special moments. This past year, there were many moments that I would say were very memorable. And here are a few…
This past year, at the age of 39…
I went to London with my wife.
I took the family to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
I saw the first minority candidate elected President.
I saw my son turn 6 and my daughter turn 4. Both great ages!
I got to take my son to his first day of 1st grade.
I saw Wicked. And Billy Elliot.
I saw Van Halen perform live.
I also saw The Police perform live.
And The Hold Steady. And The National.
And Kid Rock with Rev. Run!
I took up spinning.
I lost 11 pounds. Aaaand then gained 3 of them back.
We had our bathroom redone in our house.
I was in Phoenix for possibly the greatest Super Bowl ever.
I watched Tiger Woods putt around at Augusta.
I celebrated my 40th birthday almost 6 months early with my family and my best friends.
I received 3 epidurals for my back pain (not a highlight…but memorable!).
I lost one of my dearest pets (KC) to old age and a thyroid problem.
I watched a baseball game at Turner Field in Atlanta. And an NBA game in Denver.
I attended the Minneapolis State Fair.
And if all this wasn’t enough…I managed to visit over 30 different cities at any given time this year.
My 39th year was a busy one. And it was a lot of fun. Here’s to my 40th year of existence! May it be as exciting and fulfilling as this past year. But wouldn’t it be nice if the hands would stop ticking for just a little while?