Today started like any other day, even though I turned 35 today. On my way into work, the first song I heard was Jackson Browne “Running on Empty”. Some of the words struck a chord with me.
Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels
Looking back at the years gone by like so many summer fields
In sixty-five I was seventeen and running up one-o-one
I dont know where Im running now, Im just running on
It got me to thinking just how much I have experienced in my last 35 years. Now I can see how some people would have a mid-life crisis. There is so much I want to do and accomplish, and yet, there are times I do think about what I haven’t done yet. Time is a finite resource, so the key is to enjoy the time you have here as fully as possible. For 35 years I feel I have done that.
Now what will happen in the next 35 years? I am not concentrating on that as much as what will happen in the next 3.5 years. Will I still be working where I am working now? Will I still be playing hockey? What will my level of success be?
Its been a good day so far.