Wow...it just can't be possible. I received an invitation last week to attend my 25th year college reunion at my alma mater. It brings to mind the Talking Heads song I remember so well from the 1980's, "Once in a Lifetime". Sometimes I have to pinch myself and ask "Well how did I get here?". I don't feel like I am 46, let alone 4 years from the big 50. I know when I graduated from college I thought people in their forties were, well...old.
So how does my life stack up to where I thought I would be at this age?
On a positive note, I am at peace with myself at my current weight. I feel well and have been making the effort to exercise and stay physically fit. This helps me to cope better with stress and feel comfortable with my body.
I was fortunate to have met the love of my life the year I graduated from college and have been married 23 years. Our children are growing up fast. Our oldest daughter will be starting college in the fall of 2012. So yes, I did imagine that at my age I would be happily married with children.
Looking ahead, here are some things I would like to accomplish sometime during the next 20 years. Yes, I will dare to dream.
Live in a foreign country.
Visit a haunted hotel.
Travel to Australia.
Take a cruise to Hawaii.
Take a road trip with friends.
Learn to Scuba Dive.
Go on an African safari.
Big dream - to own and manage a gym.
Build my dream house in a warm and sunny location.
Plan a reunion with my friends from college.
And how about you, what are some of your dreams and aspirations for the future?