January 26, 2011

Notes on decade #4

It's the end of January, 2011. I turn 40 in 22 days. There won't be any navel gazing here, boys and girls - just a thanks to everyone who helped make the past decade the best I've experienced thus far. I'm happier now - more patient, more content, more excited, more passionate than I've ever been.



Since turning 30, I have managed to do the following:


Mom & Milla at the bookstore

* Convinced a wonderful, fiery Latina to marry me. (Hi Nadia!)



* Had a beautiful baby girl (Milla) with said wonderful, fiery Latina.



* Fixed my credit rating - largely due to the organizational skills of the aforementioned fiery Latina.



* Bought a townhouse.



* Visited Mexico several times.



* Started speaking Spanish.



* Visited China.



* Didn't get shanghaied.



* Did the West Coast Trail.



* Found out that teaching isn't just a job, it's a passion.



* Learned that coaching turns teaching into a passion that pays well.



* Produced a movie screening to raise money for the Cancer Society.


* Started a small business (Kick-Start Cardio).



* Learned that - dude - small businesses are, like, wicked hard to run well.



* Closed that small business.



Pucked in the Head logo
* Rekindled my love affair with hockey.



* Started a podcast (http://www.puckedinthehead.com/).



* Went back to school (UBC).



There were some hurdles, sure, but it's been a fun 10 years. Here's to the fifth decade being the best one yet.

1 comment:

Afrodita said...

It was about time! (LOL - I had to honor the fiery comment!)