Sorry for the terrible spelling in the title, but its my birthday and I’ll do what I want to! For this day only, and any other day I want to. Because reasons.
I’ve made another twirl around the sun, creeping ever closer to that 40 year mark. Some day I’ll reach it, most likely next year at this time. But hey, birthdays won’t have themselves.
Normally I would be all happy for my birthday, but this year I am not happy for it at all. You see, I love ice-cream cake. Legit, Dairy Queen Ice-Cream Cakes are pretty much my life-blood. But I am lactose intolerant. Now, I know you’re probably wonder, why am I intolerant to lactose, like, what did it ever do to me other than help strengthen my bones when coupled with delicious milk. To answer that question, I pose another question, why did the universe curse me to be lactose intolerant? Like, it knew of my love for Ice-Cream Cake! Now I cannot even enjoy the one thing I want on my birthday. The aftermath just would be brutal to my family, and well, to my poor b-hole. (RIP).
As I get older, and older, I try to embrace my age, while remaining as youthful as I can be, that is why I stream video games on Facebook. It is an attempt to remain youthful. I don’t do it for money, I just do it to be retain part of my youth, video games, and fun with friends. Which every year gets harder, and harder to maintain the momentum of gaming. Adult life starts coming and it keeps on coming and it keeps on coming and it keeps on coming, until you die.
I have dedicated much of my life to being a Soldier, a Father, and a good man. I’ve consistently put everyone above myself, and the small things I take for myself, namely gaming, is the one calm I have in life while everything else swirls in toxicity. This isn’t a bad thing, not at all, toxicity is part of life, there is good and bad to literally everything we do in life. Every decision you make, has a negative effect for someone else in life, whether direct or indirect. That is the nature of life.
I guess what I am trying to say is that as I get older, the things I have noticed that I enjoy, have become harder to achieve and take advantage of because life, truly does get more complex the older you get. Just when you think you have it figured out, life, throws a curve ball and you have to adjust your strategy.
I love my life, I have a pretty awesome life, none of this ‘rant’ is a complaint, far from it if you are getting that vibe. It isn’t. I enjoy everything about this life and I am proud of who I have become. The changes, the way I adapt to every new situation, the way I overcome the challenges presented. It, even after all these years, amazing me just how well a human can change and adapt, in such a short time. We are truly amazing creatures.
So for my birthday this year, I want you all to sit back, and look at your own lives, the good, the bad, and measure your own self-growth from each situation life has put you through. Legit, when I look at it all, I couldn’t be happier in how my life has turned out, even with all the bad stuff in my life. How I have grown, how it has shaped who I am. It is an amazing gift. And we all have this gift, you just need to look at yourself with the right set of eyes to see it.
This is what getting older does to me. It makes me want to impart wisdom on to you, the reader. And I do hope you take something away from this, something positive. You are an amazing creature. Embrace the good and bad, and grow from it! I have, and I couldn’t be happier with my life.
Happy birthday to me!