That’s because, in the past decade, I’ve climbed scores of mountains, done a Tyrolean Traverse, performed stand-up comedy, trained with a professional boxer and helped build a $17 million strategic communications firm.
I’ve also embraced lifelong learning and, despite my natural ineptness with anything technological, I’m Tweeting, re-Tweeting and posting on all sorts of social media channels.
I’ve done my best to raise money for charities that mean a great deal to me, and the people who are important to me. For example, I’ve completed several 220-mile cycling jaunts to support the Young Survival Coalition and organized stand-up fundraisers for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Autism Speaks, respectively. And, I’m currently organizing another one on July 25th to support my friend and trainer, Mario Godiva.
I’ve also made tons of mistakes along the way and, no doubt, hurt my share of people in the process. But, hey, I’m as far from perfect as the planet Neptune is from the sun.
All in all, I must say that the Steve Cody of 2014 could run friggin’ rings around the SC of, say, 1994. And, that’s a very good thing that many of my peers cannot state (or even contemplate).
In fact, I think and act younger now than I did then. The word sophomoric comes to mind.
As a result, I’m actually looking forward to the ageing process. Barring the unforeseen, I fully expect to accomplish (and be able to report on) a whole new set of experiences when I next take pause to write a blog on my birthday.
To paraphrase SNL’s Garrett Morris circa 1978: ‘Life’s been berry, berry good to me.’”