It’s been a day coming, for close to 40 years, all though it was so far in the distance when I was
When I started my master’s degree in Bergen, Norway, and also my vlogging on Youtube, I was still much older than most in that switching V for K-sound town by the fjords and the seven mountains. I didn’t have a set plan, other than making sense of my
Around this time, I hit the big 30. The 20 something years were over and this transition from promising to make shit happen took place on the Greek island of Skiathos. I sat on the beach over midnight, listen to Nina Simone’s amazing rendition of Mr Bojangles on repeat. I can’t remember if I had a plan for the coming 10 years, but knowing myself right, I probably didn’t. I’m a humanities person. I do good shit and hopefully good shit happens. And it has.
Within the coming 10 years, I got my master’s degree, I started my own company, I gave lectures in several European cities, I got married, I can
But this summer, I will be hitting 40. But I don’t really feel the age. I am questioning how we count time, but the reason for that is that my perception of 40 is not my current one, it’s from when I was 17. For as long as I stay healthy and active, as long as I stay creative and curious, I will not be old in the negative connotation fo the word. But, I still have a few months to go. On that fateful Sunday, July 21st, I will have celebrated the day before, and be on my way out in Europe. But the song that will make the transition at midnight, is still not decided.
I made a video about this, probably one of my favorite ones in the Good Talk series. Have a look, and a listen. I’d appreciate it.