Peter Pan is Dead

Exercise, it is so easy to hate it.  For me, it’s because it shows me exactly where I am in life.  In my case, I am beginning to feel old.  All the ligaments don’t snap back like they once used to, the muscles stay sore for longer than they did just a few years ago, and the joints seem to protest a little longer every morning.  I am not saying that that is a bad thing…Far from it.  This has provided me a perspective that I may have told myself over and over again…but have never internalized.  Life is too short not to do the things that are important.  With that said I have been really doing some soul searching for the things in life that I should be spending my time on.  This has forced me to make a list…I meant to say…A List.

I want:

  1. to do something technically challenging.
  2. something that I can put my copious amounts of energy into.
  3. something that can grow with my abilities.
  4. to be in the sun every day.  (Is that really too much to ask for?…Yeah, probably.)
  5. to continue to learn new things for as long as my mind can handle it.

I do not want:

  1. something that will be obsolete in the next 10 years (I’m hoping for 30 years but I figured that is too much to ask for).
  2. something that will leave me a pauper…I definitely am not looking to be filthy rich…just trying not to be filthy.
  3. to do the same thing every single day at work.
  4. to sit for 8 hours a day.  I could totally stand for that long though.
  5. to waste my life on a bus or in a car.  (Unless it’s for the best time…I could probably live with a life of racing…Unfortunately, see “I do not want” item 2.)

With all that said…Time to get started.

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