A Pirate Looks at 50

PirateIMGToday I turn 50. It is a bit difficult to put that down on paper, or in this case to type it into my Live Writer software. 40 came and went with little fanfare, but this one has reminded me that I am halfway dead (I plan on living to 100 then going out in some fashion that would be considered scandalous for a 100 year old man).

I have been fortunate in many ways over the past 50 years. I have been able to provide a comfortable living for my family, I have been able to coach and attend my kids sporting events from pee wee soccer up through varsity competition, we have been to some amazing places together as a family, I have made some lasting friendships in high school, college and beyond and I even recently convinced my body to become a marathoner. I have a great wife and two amazing intelligent, funny talented children. I have three awesome brothers and two wonderful parents who are actively engaged with their grandchildren.

By all standards life is good. So why does it bother me? I’m not 100% sure but it may be because there are now less days on the downside of the hill than there were on the upside. so what can I do about it? Be a good person, be a good parent, be a good husband, stay in shape, don’t stop doing things that are important, do something crazy, do something fun and make every day count.

Keep Moving Forward.