Evidently I am turning forty this year, I don't think it has hit me as hard as thirty did. When I turned thirty I was chained to a desk and much too young to be pushing paper and getting lazy, so I quit my job, took a landscaping course at the local college, then moved from British Columbia to Oregon, all within the first year. Then I spent the next seven years selling cars, humping furniture, digging holes and planting trees for a plant nursery while running my own lawn maintenance company on weekends. All the while, cursing the Oregon rain trying to find another desk job. A decade later I finally found that job, still too young to be chained to a desk...but this time I am a whole lot wiser, much happier and not nearly as lazy.
We've accomplished a lot in ten years, much more than I had in the previous ten years. Getting married sure puts a stop to the partying and squandering in a hurry, good thing too as I'm not so sure I would have made it to thirty, never mind forty.
Never be afraid to slow down.
This weekend my wonderful wife is taking me to Vegas for my birthday, I've never been, should be fun, I'll let you know.
You start the game with a full pot o' luck and an empty pot o' experience... The object is to fill the pot of experience before you empty the pot of luck.