Happy Namibian Birthday to Me!
Today I turned 47, and if you know me well, you know I’ve been lying about my age for so long (I was 28 then 38 for many, many years) that I had to use a calculator to make sure that I’m actually turning 47 today.
Namibia is Country #86
I am celebrating my birthday in Windhoek the capital of Namibia, the 86th country I’ve visited in this lifetime. Its desert beauty is a welcomed change from my tropical norm.
I love that I’ve seen so much of this world – international travel is certainly a very appreciated perk of my career. I know my-20-something self would be very happy with the life choices that got me here.
I’m Wealthy Everywhere
Not only do I see the world, when I’m home, I have a world of wealth around me – a loving wife, two awesome daughters, and supportive friends and family. I also have my health, though I can feel age creeping up on me.
For several months now I’ve been sidelined from running, a great joy for me, by nagging hip pain. That did inspire me to do yoga again, which I’ve neglected since my 20’s. I also really need to wear glasses, regardless of my vanity about them.
Yet Online Less
Curiously, I seem to have lost the vanity to publish my life online. I quit Facebook last year, and I am still very happy about that, yet my desire to replace it with blogging, or at least a photo trail has also waned. I’m not sure why.
I still take may photographs of the world around me, and I certainly have moments of reflection, but maybe I’ve matured beyond the need to brag about them? Or more likely, I have other outlets for my creativity that have greater real-world rewards.
Regardless, thanks for taking a few moments from your life to hear about mine, on this 47th loop I’ve taken around the sun. I wonder where we’ll all be a year from now?