I have one of those pesky “milestone” birthdays coming up. I’m not super excited about it either.
I guess I’ll be officially old now.
I haven’t been much in the mood to celebrate much, WhAt with dad passing this year. His death also sort of beings this birthday into sharper relief too, as I may be at the 2/3 point in my life. Or further.
And that’s not something that’s worth celebrating. Mourning perhaps.
And there’s been all these wonderful reminders. Like AARP sending me mail. Or my drivers license needing renewal. My doc asking about a colonoscopy. Wonderful shit like that.
I’ve decided not to go gracefully. I’ve already started dietary and training regimens at my gym. And I have a personal trainer with whom I’m working in order to shake things up a bit. I need to shock my body and work on losing some lbs.
I also did make the decision to go on a small vacation to mark the occasion. My original plan was to do it up big and go to Tahiti and Mo’orea. But that sort of got put on hold for the time being seeing as how I still have estate stuff to do and not tons of vacay time.
I’m still managing to go to Key West, however. Only for about 5 days, but at least it’s not here. And it’s tropical. And gay.
I need the break.
And to forget that I’m about to be past my shelf life.