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02.08.2012 – 40 Trips

So, upon reaching another milestone (or I should say 23,343,648,000 milestone) is seems natural to sit back and take a little ‘life inventory’. ..

40 trips around the Sun!

Those trips have been educational. The bumps and bruises along the way have molded me into the person I am now. It almost seems like these first 40 were just a preparation for a life that starts now. I feel like I can take the things I’ve learned, apply them to my life, and live better for the next 40. At least that’s the plan!

Learn, learn, learn, and then learn some more. I don’t have any grand delusions of making a huge impact on the whole world (though at one time I did – at least I hoped). However, if I can be a positive example on my little circle of influence, then maybe the exponential ripple will travel far.  Constant learning and growing, that’s the plan!

Happiness! There’s nothing more important, in my opinion. I’ve seen the darkest of the dark in my own mind at times during these 40 trips. So I’ve learned to value the importance of just being happy and content. I intend on traveling these next 23,343,648,000 miles as happy as I can possibly be. I will try to take life’s lumps as they come, handle them, chalk them up to experience and learn to be happy through it all. Life is way too short to waste a single day in misery. I only wish I’d learned that sooner!

Lessons yet to fully learn: Patience & tolerance to name two (oh and to cut back on the road rage!). Always more to work on in those two areas for me.

So with that, how about a stupid little poem:


40 trips around the sun

Some were tough but most were fun

Don’t know how many I’ve left to run

maybe 40 more before I’m done?

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  1. Brap Gronk
    February 11, 2012 at 9:33 am

    I’m way behind on my RSS feeds, so I just now saw this. Congrats on the milestone. I hit that one almost 10 years ago, so as I approach the big one coming up for me I’ve also done some pondering. For what it’s worth, I can assure you that your thoughts on happiness and learning are definitely on target. Cheers to your next 40!

    • adoubtersramblings
      March 20, 2012 at 8:30 am

      Thanks Brap! As you can see, I too, am really slacking off around here. I appear to be rather streaky in my postings on this blog!

  2. Space
    February 23, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Happy Belated B-day!!!!
    Good to see you made it to version 4.0. LOL 😉
    Its faster,better, & packed with new features ( some might say surprises).
    please continue to enjoy your trip, and the sites… We now return you to your ride….

    • adoubtersramblings
      March 20, 2012 at 8:30 am

      And a belated thank you to you Sir! 🙂

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