September 27, 2010 at 9:56 AM
Okay...haven't been here for a while, much going on in life that I'll get to, that I want to get to. There's a lot to write in the next few days, but I'm feeling the need to take a break from it all - even if just for an hour - to contemplate the fact that I've just turned FORTY?!?!?!
Congratulations!!! I turned forty a few months ago. I think this is a great time to re-evaluate your life and your priorities. I kept asking myself, "How do I want to spend the next forty years of my life? What kind of legacy am I going to leave behind?" As a result, I took violin back up after not playing for ten years, and I'm starting a private studio in an area where there are NO string programs in the schools, and NO violin teachers. My current project: contacting preschools and daycare centers in the area to let me come in on a monthly basis to play for the children and tell them stories about the violin! Just think...because of me, a whole generation of children in this area will be familiar with the violin that otherwise wouldn't have been. I can't think of a better legacy.
Happy birthday, Junior. I turned 62 earlier this year, and I'm thinking about very specific things I want to do before I die. My top priority is keeping in touch with my friends, especially those who don't live near me. Forty is a milestone, but you still have many years of an active -- and I hope happy -- life ahead of you.
Happy birthday, fellow September baby!
And yes, you are a baby. I've got 8 years over you. ; )
It happens to all of us!
Growing older is a lot better than the alternative...
A very happy birthday to you, Samuel!
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