I'm 41 years old.
It feels weird saying that out loud because I can so clearly remember being 20 and even 10. Before that it gets a little blurry. But those memories feel like yesterday. Time is moving faster or so it seems.
I can remember my parents and grandparents talking about time moving faster the older a person got. I thought it was crazy. When you are young time moves so slowly! It always felt like I was waiting for something to happen. Summer break, birthdays, graduation, pay day, etc. But now I know it's the truth. Time is flying by.
In 2007, at the age of 32, I decided to change my life. I had spent the past 20 years trying to live my life for someone else - trying to do the right thing all the time, trying to work the right job, trying to say the right things, trying to live the right way - and I was in a pit of depression because of it.
Since that time I have learned the ins and outs of DSLR cameras, taught myself editing techniques using Adobe products, built a photography portrait and landscape business. I have taught myself to paint using watercolors, taught myself to draw. I began work as the director of an arts center. I studied religion and belief systems. I became friends with people who are NOT like me. I learned from them. I took road trips to places I'd never been. In short, I jumped way out of the box I had built around myself. Because of all of this I'm going through a Midlife Happiness.
This blog will be a a journal of sorts. A place to put my thoughts and ideas about life. See I really didn't start living until I stepped out of my comfort zone. That place I didn't even know I was in.
So I hope you follow me along on this journey. I look forward to it!