Thursday, March 5, 2020

20/20 Vision

It's another new year. What's new with me?

I'm a dad to a little girl. She blows my mind every time I see how perfect she is. I never thought I could feel this way.

I'm back in school finishing up a degree I started a long time ago. It's odd being 40 when most of my classmates are 19 or 20. However, most of them think I'm in my late 20's. It was surprisingly easy to jump back in. I'm playing pool with some of the guys later this week, and I'm fending off some of the girls who've been extra friendly. I wish I was this social back in the day. I won't be finished my degree until the end of next year. So far away, and so close.

This is not how I thought 40 would be. It's good but different. I feel like I'm just starting my adult life (again). I have opportunities that I didn't think I would have even five or ten years ago. Now I just need to figure out how to stay healthy and energetic enough to take advantage of them.

I find that health is a major focus in my life right now. I am still not 100% recovered from my accident 2 years ago. The odds are that I never will be. I may never be able to run or jump again. That is hugely disappointing to someone like me who used to be so active, playing sports, living life. But I always remind myself that I could have been paralyzed or killed. Given the options, I'll take what I got. So, partial paralysis aside, I want to stay active, keep my heart healthy, keep my energy up, and keep all those kinesthetic diseases away. Diabetes is like a personal friend to my family. I refuse to accept that in my life. I want to be around for my kids and their kids and their kids. It's amazing how much control one has over many of the variables in their life that lead to health, or sickness. I'm always shocked by the people that do themselves in with unhealthy choices and preventable diseases.

And that's what's going on in my life right now.