30 – 1 day

Tomorrow, I turn thirty. And, yes – haven’t I done well in not moaning about it? I’ve surprised even myself.

And I’m at a bit of a loss as to what I should say here to mark the event which, to me, is quite a big one.

I could talk about my highs and lows so far. I could talk about successes and failures. I could talk about great people I’ve known and those who’ve treated me badly. I could talk about lost loves, missed opportunities, or those wonderful memories I’ll keep with me forever. Or perhaps the wonderful books I’ve read, the things that have happened that have shaped me, that have made me, me.

But really, none of those things matter too much at the moment (though I am grateful for them and I’m proud to carry them forward with me). There are times for reflection and I’m sure they’ll come.

What matters is I’m still here.What matters is what’s ahead. What’s behind me has helped me get to this stage, the important bits are yet to come. And I’m looking forward to them.

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And despite not being a man of the world myself, I still think this is very, very beautiful…

8 Comments on “30 – 1 day

  1.  by  Caroline

    You're about to turn 30? Really Nik, you should have mentioned it… (note: that was sarcasm 🙂 I'm mastering the art, yes?). Actually, and I don't say this very often, I'm really happy that you're in my life. You're a lot ace. Happy turning 30, Mister. Be kind to you x

  2.  by  Sam Sattler

    Nik, as I post this here in Houston, it is just after 8:00 p.m. So, I suppose that where you are, you have technically turned 30 an hour or so ago. Let me be among the first to wish you a Happy Birthday…you're doing great for a youngster. 🙂

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