34 And What That Means

I turned 34 years old today. Where has the time gone? It seems like only yesterday that I was a 16 year old kid, failing my driver’s test. Seriously, I failed on my first attempt, does that actually shock anyone? I wonder if I would pass today? Neither here nor there.

I realize that 34 is a strange age. I have employees that are just kids, 16 or so. One of them was talking about her parents and it occurred to me that her mom is only like a year older than me. I am an adult. There is a line, some people would say 18, others 21, but I have no clue where the age to adulthood really starts. I would imagine it starts whenever you start being an adult. I know, that seems obvious.

I guess what I am getting at is that I started transitioning to adulthood a few years ago. My life with Lindsey has helped me grow up. There are other things that help a person grow up too, being there for my mom while she defeated breast cancer, standing at my brother’s side while he was married, and the pain of losing my father. Obviously there were other things as well.

Alright, enough of this emotional stuff. Allow me to talk about another fun part about being 34. My body. Working out almost everyday has been good and I am feeling much better physically. Recently, I started doing Lindsey’s workout. It has not been easy. She does low weight, high repetition stuff. And each exercise only lasts a minute. I thought it would be easy, but it is hard as hell. I can barely make it through the entire minute without my body shaking. I will say though that I am seeing noticeable differences in my body in the past two weeks, so it definitely works.

Another cool thing about being 34? Gray hair. Or is it grey hair? Or maybe a grey hare. Oh, I crack myself up. The grays are starting to pop up more frequently and I am now discovering them in a scary place. No, no, no! Not there. That would be weird. My beard is starting to have grays! That is messed up. I may need some Just For Men…

I think I have babbled enough. Tonight we go to dinner at Villa Capri in Altoona. I am excited for the fun time.