I’m closer to 50 than 40
1,826 days and counting
March 17, 1973, I entered the world, with just moments left in St. Patrick’s Day. I’ve enjoyed having a birthday on a holiday, although I’ve never really been one to celebrate my birthday as an adult. Tonight will be the exception to that. A few other standout birthdays in adulthood include my 39th birthday when I was doing color commentary for All-American Pro Wrestling. And in 2016, my wife, daughter and I celebrated at Walt Disney World.
Getting older doesn’t bother me, but it does remind me there are still plenty on the ol’ bucket list that needs to be accomplished. When I woke up this morning my wife told me I was halfway to 90. But what has stuck with me is I’m now closer to 50 than 40. I had no problem turning 40. In fact, turning 30 has been the roughest of the ‘milestone’ birthdays.
When I was 30 my family consisted of my wife and our two young sons. Professionally, I was in a place of discontent. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed my job, but I knew at that time (after being told more than once) that I was not going to advance any more than I had. That meant monetary and position. I felt stuck and I had established a serious of goals I wanted to accomplish before the big 3-0. But that didn’t happen.
About nine months into my 30th year I landed a new job and had a new lease on life. The opportunity for growth was real and 14 years later I am proud of what I’ve accomplished. Our family grew to another member when our daughter was born about 18 months after moving here. So when 40 approached, I was in a good place, exercising more and doing the things I wanted with my career and the development of my personal brand.
That growth is my focus for 2018. My freelance blogging and social media content creation through Kevin Hunsblogger are going well. The My 1-2-3 Cents wrestling blog has hit more than a million readers. And Stride Pro Wrestling is growing in popularity around the region. Family life is great. My wife and kids understand and support my many side gigs and they all encourage me in their own way. Long story short, life is good and I am ready to tackle the next five years. There’s no need to fear 50 or getting older. It’s all about getting better too.
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I'm a former TV news guy turned marketing manager. I like to blog, podcast and watch pro wrestling.
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