Birthdays are odd creatures.
Yesterday, I was 31. Today, I am 32. I don’t feel different. Am I supposed to? Of course, everywhere I go today I will get the normal birthday question of, “Do you feel older?” Well, honestly … no, I don’t. Again, am I supposed to? If I don’t, does that mean my new Jerry West book is taken away?
I’m not big on birthdays and, to be fair, Abbi and I celebrated on Saturday because today is a busy day. If there is anything I have learned is life doesn’t stop because it’s your birthday. Of course, we would all prefer if we could sneak off and play 9 holes. Maybe that’s just me.
But, there is something about birthdays that makes you reflective. Almost naturally you look back at the year that was and look forward to where you are going. It is almost like New Year’s Day without the flimsy resolutions that don’t make it past the Super Bowl. My nature is somewhat reflective to begin with, so it almost makes the task too easy. Because of that, here are some random things I have learned in my life. In fact, here are 32 things. These are in no particular order.