25 was a good time, but I’m older now

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for the birthday texts, posts, tweets and miscellaneous messages I received throughout the day. I’m grateful for several things:

Despite the fact that I’m going to be considered a late 20s guy from here on out, I can at least lay claim to the fact that I’m still in my 20s. Therefore, I still have time to live recklessly as possible and use the ‘I’m in my 20s’ line as an excuse when the stiffs come try to remind me that I should act my age.

Even though I no longer look forward to getting older anymore, I still look forward to my birthday. It’s a reminder to myself that no matter how shitty things get, there will always be people out there that will have my back, or as John Mayer would sing, friends that will ‘defend the silver lining’ for me. In the deep that I sometimes find myself in life, I cannot emphasize how important that is to me.

I’m also appreciative of a family that for 26 years and counting, have always put up with my shitty act over the years. Over dinner tonight, my Mom jokingly brought up how frustrating it was to raise me and bring me to family gatherings because I was such an asshole of a kid. I don’t think my parents think much of it now, but for me it’s one of those things where you begin to really appreciate and try to logically figure out why your parents are still there for you.

Tonight, I felt validated. I’m happy that there are people out there who place my well being as part of their own self interest, that after all the numerous jerk moves I’ve committed over the years, they still choose to invest – poorly – in me as a human being.

Today was that boost I so desperately needed to move on with my life. Hello 26, be kind to me.

Posted: February 5th, 2013
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