Thursday, February 15, 2007

Thoughts from a big rock

A couple of people have written lately mentioning our lack of output and saying that they missed all the new posts we were putting up when we were traveling. In particular I know I’ve been remiss about writing, so I guess it’s my turn. Besides, I’m in a particularly reflective mood at the moment.

I turned 35 last week and for some reason that milestone wigged me out a lot more than any previous ones did. Maybe because it marks the point where you leave the late-twenties/low-thirties demographic, maybe because at this point pretty much all of my peers are having (or have had) babies, or maybe because there’s really no way of escaping the fact that at 35 you’re pretty much an adult. Like Brian, I had spent so much of my life being the youngest one of the group, the precocious one, the upstart, that I just can’t seem to get my mind around the fact that I’m now one of those older people I used to hang around with.

As Brian mentioned in the previous post, I haven’t really started much in the way of job searching not only because I’m pretty busy doing the consulting and commuting thing, but also because I really have no idea what I am looking for. But one of the things I’ve come around to in all of this birthday pensiveness is that while I may not know what I want to do with my life when I grow up, I’m getting a better fix on who I want to be.

I’ve learned a lot about who I am and what’s important to me and what makes me happy over the past three years. Given all that we've experienced and done that's not surprising. But I've been really happy about the changes I've seen in myself so far. The trick, as ever, is to actually apply that knowledge and make choices based on them. (Stopping commuting every week and working 12+ hours/day would be a good start.) I’ll let you know how that goes…

More news from the luuuv nest once we’re settled….

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Think of it this way, Becca. Now you're finally old enough to run for President! Everyone else is running, you might as well. You'd do pretty well in foreign relations, I think.
You're a little old to be an NFL running back, but other than that your career options are wide open. Good luck!