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The Road to 40

November 4, 2008

It’s only been a few days since I turned 39, but I’ve been thinking about this Road to 40 Years old post for several months. Yeah, I know, I’m a bit of an odd duck. Who in their right mind thinks about turning 40? Who focuses on turning 40 and writing a blog post? Many folks are looking back when they think of turning 40. I’m not, I’m looking forward. My year leading up to 39 was my best ever. No question. Now what about the road to 40 and how do I improve on 39?!


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2 days after my 39th birthday, I got this in a fortune cookie. Pretty darn cool if you ask me. While I don’t want to get into all my personal beliefs, I do think this stuff happens for a reason and at times little things and messages like this are words of grace.

For some of you that know me, you may know I’ve been thinking about the coming year. In some cases, a few of you might even know a thing or two about some crazy ideas I’ve got for the coming year. The thing is, some of those things are big, but this fortune really could mean something else entirely. I can’t share all my secrets and thoughts, but it really could mean something else that would impact my life in a big way. I love the mystery of it and at the same time it scares me.

So with that, I’ll leave you with this picture.

I took this picture while on my Alaska to Utah bicycle adventure trip. I’ve used it before so if you’ve been around reading my blog that long, you’ve probably seen it once or twice. It was taken just outside of Fruita on my way to Moab. This image is more telling in more ways than you might know. It’s a powerful picture to me.

So with that, happy Tuesday. Stay tuned in the coming days and weeks as I lay out some of my plans for 2009. I’m pretty confident the road to 40 will be my best year yet.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Jason permalink
    November 4, 2008 11:44 am

    If the road to 40 looks as full of possibilities and adventure as that road does, I look forward to it! Happy belated b-day and enjoy the ride.

  2. grannygear permalink
    November 4, 2008 10:25 pm

    Go west, young man (or not so young man). Always good advice.

    40 was a great age for me. 50 is pretty good too, but 40 was awesome.

    On another note…

    Your kid rides a TREK? Whazzup wid dat?

    grannygear

  3. GNAT permalink
    November 5, 2008 10:03 pm

    I knew someone would comment about my kids riding Treks. Yep, its true. I could go into details as to why, but I won’t. I think any parent gets it and my kids don’t need custom bikes at 5 or 6 years of age.

    I will say this, that will change someday……

  4. JohnG permalink
    November 6, 2008 9:01 pm

    The night before I left on a three week kayak tour through the Erie Canal and down the Intracoastal waterway, my fortune cookie said “Leave your boat and stay on the shore.”
    I had a grat trip.

  5. JohnG permalink
    November 6, 2008 9:02 pm

    Uh, I mean great, not grat.

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