Dear God…Can I Slow Down Now Please?

Good morning, afternoon, evening or night depending on where and when in the world this happens to find you.  It is a very hot and windy early Wednesday afternoon here in the Big Mango, and yes I’m writing a post here at work when I probably should be working…but oh well, right?  We’ve 2 days to go now till the big “to do,” goes down here at work and our super special V.I.P comes to help celebrate our 13th anniversary.  Yes…you read that correctly as we are having a big ceremony to commemorate lucky number 13 , and no…I don’t get it either.  I actually have my own ideas as to why this particular anniversary is being celebrated with such earnest, but I’ll just keep my mouth shut in the interest of my own job security.

Anyways, I have more important things to talk about as yours truly will turn 30 yet again tomorrow for the 4th year in a row now.   I know, I know…I don’t look a day over 29 but age maintains its assault on even me.  Don’t birthdays seem to come around faster and faster the more you have them, and I think I stopped being excited about them back in my mid to late 20′s.  I feel like this because thanks to birthdays I’ve gotten slower at losing the extra pounds, I forget important things easily and I’m both graying and losing my hair a bit.  Aging sucks doesn’t it?  Also, around this time every year I start to question myself as to my achievements and accomplishments gained thus far in my life.

So, I invite you to join me down this birthday checklist I go through in my head annually.  For starters, I’m a very loyal employee and loved by my boss though it is a really low paid dead end job.  I’m also on my 3rd year of a completing a graduate degree that would’ve taken me less than 2 years with half the effort if I were at home.  What else?  I live half the planet away from my family that I love dearly, but I have a stable loving relationship partner that I share my life with here in Thailand.  Further, My body is not physically what I want it to be, but I do have the free time and the means to take myself off to the gym 3 or 4 times a week.  I have a steady income, a nice roof over my head, and many people in my life that love me dearly.  Life may not be perfect, but is it ever for anyone?  Do we ever truly get everything we want in life no matter how many years go by?  I try to always balance the negatives with the positives, and I guess that is what keeps me sane.  I have my goals and though I may not reach them in the time frame I expect, you can be sure I will reach them.  I’m the most stubborn person I know!

So, on that note, I’d like to thank you so very much for stopping by to visit and share with me here.  I always appreciate all the comments i get and emails I have received since I started this personal journey through writing.  Also, thanks for the Happy Birthday wishes I’ve already received from some of you guys.  They mean a lot to me!  Take care of yourself where ever you may be, and talk to you again very soon!