I have a great life! I hear people my age so often say, “I wish I could be young again.” I’m not very old, i’m actually only 39, but that is almost 40 and to many that seems old. My wife Janae and I have decided we don’t want to be that young again. Not that we didn’t love every minute of it, but truthfully I love being married 20 years. I think its great to have the passion of new ideas and also some experience to go with it. I love Knowing the excitement of risk, and what it truly means to take one. I like having fun with my friends and have serious conversations but at the same time, knowing not to take myself to seriously. I wouldn’t go back, but I am doing my best to keep the best elements of being young in my life.
I do that by dreaming, keeping the dreams passionately stirred up inside me and my family. I told my wife two years ago, because I’ve had several friends go through some devastating mid life crisis. I said I will not allow myself to be kicked off course. So two years ago I set some goals. Spiritually, mentally, and physically, and relationally. I have kept myself aiming for those goals, and have seen my life improve in every area, and not allowed myself to become disallusioned by insecurity. I’ve had my moments and mental battles, and Im sure will still have but this has truly helped me.
I told myself I would run a marathon before 40 which is quite a challenge because at the time i was way over weight. 5’9 250 way to heavy. In this time i have lost over 50 lbs and and last monday i ran 9 miles without stopping at a decent pace. My marathon on November 16th, so I will be meeting a personal goal and a spiritual goal at once. I am using my race to raise money for our global reach efforts to stop human trafficking.
I love my life, I don’t want out, I don’t want to go back, I don’t regret. I am doing my best to become what God created me to be, and loving every minute of it.
what are you doing to work this time in your life…i’d love to hear about it.