November 22, 2014 is the day that I will turn 50.
I’m not upset about it. I’m not worrying about it. It is what it is and I’m just glad that I’ve made it this far. In a way, I see my half-century accomplishment as an opportunity, a chance to start again instead of giving up and giving in to my age. I still feel like I’m 25 in my mind (not so my body!), so I’ve got a quarter of a century of catching up to do if you look at it that way…
I was born exactly one year after John F. Kennedy was shot, almost to the exact time. I’ve carried that around with me all of my life. My birthdate is always talked about, though not in conjunction with me. This past year it was 50 years ago that Kennedy was shot. So this year is my 50th anniversary.
On my birthday I will begin a photographic journey of my 50th year, taking one picture every day until I turn 51. I’ll post those here. In the meantime, I’ll just throw out some random thoughts here and there and wait for the big 5-0.
You’ll see me around.