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Personal Musings - I'm Turning Fifty!

Personal Musings - I'm Turning Fifty!

It’s once in a lifetime that I get a chance to write a headline like the one above. Yes, I’m turning 50. I’m having a Hawaiian party tonight where Hawaiian shirts are mandatory….so Rick Schwartz and Rob Grant would be really happy with that choice.

Turning 50 is a bit of a milestone and causes me to reflect on all of the blessings that I’ve received in my life. I have three amazing children, a drop dead gorgeous wife who loves and spoils me incredibly.

I also work in an industry which is nothing short of spectacular. Domaining has provided me not only with an income but with friends all over the world. It’s great thinking that when I travel to a particular country that there’s always someone there to catch-up on.

For those of you still in your twenties and thirties, trust me when I say that I don’t feel old at all. I’m still leaping off cliffs paragliding, kite surfing and I’m planning on hiking the New Zealand alps with Roselyn.

My grandmother said to me, “Michael, you only get old when you think you are.” Very wise words from one of the most amazing people I’ve ever known. In her retirement my grandparents criss-crossed both South America and Africa and even went through the Khyber Pass in Afghanistan. They also went to the top of the Iguazu Falls (make the Niagara look small) in a row boat and cross the Sahara desert in summer…..they were true adventurers!

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Rawgi
Congratulations on turning the big 50 and welcome to the club of those who are supposed to be wiser but can't always act that way.... Read More
Thursday, 11 February 2016 04:25
Rawgi
Congratulations on turning the big 50 and welcome to the club of those who are supposed to be wiser but can't always act that way.... Read More
Thursday, 11 February 2016 04:26
Rawgi
Congratulations on turning the big 50 and welcome to the club of those who are supposed to be wiser but can't always act that way.... Read More
Thursday, 11 February 2016 04:26
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