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It’s All Downhill From Here

Posted: July 8th, 2011 | Author: | 1 Comment »

All my life, I thought 25 was like, the age to be. I don’t even know how to describe it, other than this vague feeling that being 25 years old would probably be the peak of my life.

And why not? It’s a nice, round number, a quarter century. If I were a professional athlete, I’d be at the top of my game *right now*, right this very instant.

But I’m not a professional athlete. And I’m not yet at the top of my game in any respect (hopefully).

In fact, it didn’t even occur to me until just now that that’s how I’ve felt my whole life. I mean, I had known it, obviously, during the parts of my life when I was thinking it, but I had forgotten that in the last few years. I had lost sight of the greatness that lies just before me. But I’m reminded of it again and that’s great, ’cause now I can do whatever I can to make the most out of 25, right?


Except for one thing: tomorrow, I turn *26*, so the window of opportunity is closing rapidly.

Really rapidly.

Really really rapidly.

So um, I can try to explain away the feeling, knowing that I’m not past my prime and that the only significant part of 25 is that I can now rent a car without paying the “You’re under 25 so we’re going to charge you more because statistically speaking you’re probably going to crash this car” fees at the rental place.

But it’s tough to go back and tell 14 year old me that I was wrong (also, even if I could, it would be really time consuming, because this is hardly the only thing 14 year old me was wrong about).

So what can I do to go out (of 25, at least) with a boom? (Bear in mind that I’m on Long Island, so I don’t know terribly many people — even my girlfriend is out of town right now.)

I’m thinking that porch swing above looks like a pretty good way to spend the final hours of 25.

So what if I’m over the hill in the eyes of 14 year old me? There’s a lot of hill to roll down before I hit rock bottom.

Right, 35 year old me?

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One Comment on “It’s All Downhill From Here”

  1. 1 don said at 9:46 am on July 8th, 2011:

    Yeah well, when you tell the 55 you what’s what, I hope you include that life can keep improving. And part of the improvement is the inclusion of a 25 (or whatever) Pete (or whoever). Happy Birthday, man!

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