I turned 40 two weeks ago. The feeling is a bit surreal. On the one hand, most people tell me that I look young for my age. On the other hand, I can’t believe that I’ve completed four decades of living, and I’m disappointed that I’m not “where I should be” in my life considering that I’m a college graduate who has traveled around the world. At least that dreadful phrase “Over the Hill” has become passé.
But (to use another bizarre expression) that’s neither here nor there. I’m alive and in good health, and I’m in my second month at a new job that is less than two miles from where I live!
I thought I’d do something different for today’s post, and open it up to my followers. Whether we’ve met in person or not, I’d like to know what you want to know. At the risk of sounding a) arrogant, and b) like an attention whore, know that I know a lot of things about a lot of things and that I always have a story to tell.
The success or failure of this particular blog entry depends on you. I will answer 40 questions about anything. Of course, today’s web-o-sphere of compulsory registration to comment online about anything has driven more people away than it has attracted, but them’s the apples.
I’ve written over 140 posts about travel, hiking, movies, Mexico, politics-lite, Tennessee, and California. Maybe I’m still missing something. Do you want to know what are my favorite countries? Ask. Do you care to learn which places are still on my travel bucket list? Ask. Are you curious about how my relationship with my parents has changed over the years? Go ahead and ask. Are you wondering what are some of the most exotic foods I’ve ever tasted on my travels? Just ask. Hit “Leave a Reply” at the bottom, and ask. (You may have to register at WordPress.com first, but don’t worry – it’s free!)
I can’t promise that my answers will satisfy you, but I do promise that I’ll answer honestly. I also can’t promise that I’ll even get 40 questions, but I do promise that I look forward to the questions.
The success or failure of this particular post depends entirely on you, Loyal Reader. So ask away! 🙂