Monday, August 4, 2014

Looking Forward

Yesterday was my birthday -- I turned fifty-one. Which makes today the first day of my second half-century.

It sounds pretty neat, actually. I've never had any age hang-ups, and thoroughly agree with this cartoon by The Oatmeal, but being fifty-one feels unusually cool. The Start Of My Second Half-Century sounds like a beginning, and it's a beginning to something pretty darned big. There's an excitement in that, like I'm starting a new slate and I can write whatever I want on it. The past is even more past than usual, and this is the first step into the future, like I've come to a whole, huge beach of fresh sand to leave footprints on.

That's what it feels like, anyway, and I'm looking forward to the next chunk of my life.



Charles Gramlich said...

great way to look at it. Luck, of course.

Angie said...

Charles -- thanks! Luck I'll always take. :)


Suzan Harden said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Angie said...

Suzan -- thank you! :D