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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Treinta Siete

The day has come again. Besides just being the one day out of the year you’d better just plan on all forms of greetings (both pleasant and annoying), it’s also the perfect time to think about what you want in life and how close you are to what you want.

Those who know me might remember that I had a rough time with turning 30. At the time, I don’t know that I could’ve explained why, but it’s now pretty clear that it had a lot to do with not being sure if I was on track for being content with my life and my future.

Seven years later, things are different. While I would never have dreamed that I’d reach 15 years working at the same office (that anniversary was last week), I’m glad to now have that tenure, and things at work are going quite well. I received a promotion at the beginning of the year that came with a healthy raise. In 2005, as you probably know, I finally moved out of apartments and am now working on equity thorugh the mortgage of a condo. A month or two ago, I finally finished paying my school loan, and all my other incidental credit debts that I’ve racked up over the years I’m fairly sure will be paid before this year is over. I have less than a year and a half left to go on my car which I intend to drive for a while after it’s paid off—hopefully at least as long as it doesn’t require frequent expensive maintenence. Once the car is paid, the only remaining debt will be one with which anyone my age shouldn’t have a problem—the mortgage.

So yes, a lot of it was finance-related. But on the other side of the coin, my personal life is doing a lot better, too. I’m not at liberty to be detailed, but suffice to say there are people in my life who are very close to me and give me strength. Yes, one of them is very close. Yes, that kind of close.

Hopefully, things will stay as I’ve described, and turning 40 in three years (gosh, is it really coming that soon?) will go over a lot better than turning 30 did.

» Posted by ALBj at 12:28 AM (ET)
Category: Journal

Comments

Happy Birthday, my friend. 8^)

» Posted by chris
July 11, 2007 12:39 AM

Happy birthday, Lee!

» Posted by Michael
July 11, 2007 10:35 AM

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