Amanda told me about this solar eclipse-like, once-in-a-lifetime "gold birthday" when you turn the same age as your birthdate. In other words, I turned 29 on March 29th!
What feels different this year? Frankly, I'm feeling a little more brittle than before. I've had some serious lower back problems, lingering shoulder problems and digestion issues that don't pair well with breakfast. I've focused more on diet and exercise to counteract that which is slowly fading away: youth.
And I must sound like an old man because despite these physical offsets, I feel as good as ever spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and creatively. I'm incredibly thankful for my wife and 2.0 pets. I've got an amazing job and lifestyle. As Matt Wood would say, "I'm living the dream."
I have one more year to squeeze out of my 20s, so I'm going to make the most of that. And I'm going out just as loud as I came in. (Thanks to Soulja Boy for the theme music, also got to bump my favorite birthday song by Vitamin D.)