Been a while since I’ve written a personal blog. Why the radio silence? I suppose I’ve been going through what can best be described as a bit of an existential crisis.
I remember about a million years ago, way back when I was in high school, I used to joke about ending up in the gutter by the time I reached the BIG four oh. I’m sorry for all those who were hoping I’d achieve that lofty goal but I’m sad to report that it hasn’t happened. I turned forty a couple of weeks ago and I didn’t do it while lying in the street in a drunken heap starring up at the stars. Yes, it was a surprise to me too.
So what does forty actually mean in 2014? I’m not sure I know exactly. I’ve been pondering that very thing for the last couple of months and about all I can tell you it looks approximately like this
Have I come to any life changing epiphanies of late? Nope. Am I still the same indecisive wish-washy liberal that I have been for years? Yes, yes I am. In all honesty I’m actually pretty happy about it. I feel grateful for everything in my life. I have a partner who fills my life with joy. I have some good friends and a job I actually enjoy. I don’t think you can hope for much more than that. Yes, I’ll admit I used to dream about setting the world alight with just my mere presence but I really don’t think that way any more. I reckon we have single go round at this thing we call life and I just want to be happy. Now don’t get me wrong, it would be quite nice to have more money, maybe even a little fame but at the end of the day those things aren’t really that important are they? I want to be happy and I want my family and friends to be happy too.
So there you have it, after decades of working up to it, my interpretation of life, the universe and everything. Essentially it all boils down to this…
See, not tricky was it?
I promise I’ll blog again soon. Like probably even later this year at some point.
Anyway until next time…be good
* Just occurred to me that ET has got a lot to answer for 🙂 Damn you Spielberg!