Started by Jacketeer34, Dec 09, 2018, 11:01 am
Quote from: sillyboob on Dec 09, 2018, 05:33 pmHello Jacketeer34, and happy birthday!! Great post. I wanted to pass along that this really is a great forum of folks, joined together by a love of a certain band, young and old, from parts near and far. This is a place where everyone is welcome, and everyone will welcome you. It's a feeling you get at the shows, meeting up with friends new and old.As an 'elder' (at the ripe old age of 45) let me say this - don't be afraid of getting older. Getting older is just a number getting bigger, and if you're alive, there ain't nothing you can do to stop it. I'm still the same person at 45 that I was at 22. My brain feels the same, I think the same things. My body may feel older, heavier, and with less hair, but my brain is still a snot-nosed kid (most of the time). I've learned to be responsible, to keep a job, to own a home, to pay off my cars and to keep my debt to just a mortgage. But I still feel young in my mind.A friends from college liked sum up life as this: It's not the years in your life, it's the life in your years.Don't be afraid of living your life. But do so within your means as much as you can. Debt (credit card, student loans, mortgages, car loans) just limit your options. There are good reasons to go into debt at certain times in your life, but try to limit it as much as you can.Sorry if this comes off as preachy. I just wanted to wish a happy birthday and to give you a good reason to look forward to getting older. Hopefully I did. I remember being in my late teens / early twenties and life being not so easy at times. But at other times, it was good. Keep your head in the good times, and try to let go of the bad times, as difficult as that may be.And if I can offer you only one tip for the future, wear sunscreen.