|The Road Ahead|
Well, its the day that marks my birth. My birthday! 42 years old and in my prime. When I was a kid, I thought that life would be over by the time I was 40. My dad told me I would have a pot belly (like his) by the time I was 25. Because of the examples of adults around me, and because of the things I was told, I really thought that things would slow down around 40.
The first 6 months of 40 were rough. I remember them well. Awaiting the impending doom. It never happened and I went on to accomplish some cool things, have some awesome adventures with my family and friends, and plan new adventures.
Now, I've reached 42 and I'm in my prime. I feel good, I look good (seriously?) and look forward to more adventures. In fact, I'm planning about 3 in my head as I sit here and type! I can't stop!!
Last week, I attempted my Big Birthday Ride. 300 miles of gravel and pavement through Western NC on the Blue Ridge Mountains Loop. I failed to complete the loop, but realized that through this failure, came the determination to keep on trying. I have learned over the years to look at the big picture, and while the failure to finish was disappointing, I refuse to let that stop me from coming back and trying again. (if the route was crap, I would move on to something else, but I've got a treasure in the works!)
Anyway, year 42 and here I go again. Another year for adventure, for getting to know friends; old and new. Another year for hanging with the wife and kid. Another year of coffee!! Yeah! Get you some!!
Have a great day.