This time of the year is a big deal in terms of personal milestones. The stretch of time from April through June sees all of our birthdays, my wedding anniversary, mother's day and father's day. If the Hampton's "season" kicks off on Memorial Day, our family "season" starts April 1st and goes through June with barely a pause. Dress me in white and call me Diddy.
This year, the month of June takes on additional significance because the milestones that we are celebrating are on steroids. So roided out in fact, that if they were an athlete, they'd look like this:
Photo Cred: cracked.comThis June will see the following major events:
- An 18th birthday
- A High School graduation
- A 50th Birthday
- Senior Prom
- Senior Wences (Just kidding. Making sure you were still paying attention after that somewhat distracting picture above.)
One of those events is mine, but I am not going to tell you which one because I am a little embarrassed that it took me this many years to pass gym.
I know that there are people who think that there is some kind of shame involved in turning 50. I couldn't agree less. The fact of the matter is, I've never felt better, loved life more or had a more adventurous spirit. I find the question of "How do you feel about turning 50?" to be ageist and sexist coming from certain people. I know that their agenda is that they expect me to be filled with self-loathing over the prospect of getting older. Sadly, it only exposes their own fear and shallowness as they try to project it on to someone else. I feel bad for people like that, because some day they too will be this old, but they won't be nearly as awesome.
Now I am off to wrap favors for one of the many parties that lay ahead in the month of June. Here's a small reminder of how good it feels to hit that certain milestone.