Wednesday, June 18, 2008

trigenarianism


I have spent one full day as the latest member of the trigenarian club. I didn't hurt too much.

I have been a little depressed leading up to this. Mostly because I don't think I'm as far along in "life" as I expected to be at this age. I know that I shouldn't compare myself to others, but it's hard not to see what other people my age have accomplished in their lives.

Blah, blah, blah - it's not a sprint, it's a marathon - blah, blah, blah. That doesn't keep me from being a little depressed. As a guy, I'm "supposed to" compare myself to others and to compete to be better. I know this isn't necessarily the right thing to do, but in my weaker moments I can't help but look around at other people who have working in their career for 10 years by the time their my age - I'm still an intern. Some times I wonder if I'll ever get there.

Note: I'm not looking to be cheered up. I'm not fishing for compliments. I just wanted to share these thoughts. I'll be fine. I know that I have to walk my path and not others'. I just needed to get this out of my head. Thanks.

7 comments:

Mark said...

Hey James, I'm not far behind you. Don't feel bad. No matter what anyone else says, I still say you have pretty legs. :-)

Happy Birthday!

Mick Wright said...

Feel free to compare yourself to me; I promise it'll make you feel better. I've been a trigenarian for several months now...

Rebecca said...

Welcome to the club. It's not so bad!

I know how you feel. I'm getting ready for 32 and I'm not sure what I have to show for it. You're not alone in the struggle. At least you seem to be headed down a path and have some idea of where you want to go. I feel like I'm sitting on the onramp not sure which turn to take! AAAHHHH!!!

rich jandt said...

Man you are old.

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Jason & Nicole said...

Yeah - that makes sense. I know I told you don't grieve over being 30!!!...but I can understand those thoughts. For the most part we seem to be 'behind' people our age for the typical life milestones. So I have those moments too. I hope these years are rich in many ways for you and Andrea. Tell Andrea, hi.
-- Nicole

Tammie's Thoughts said...

I love you anyway!