What I would want to read

It’s okay. I’m okay, you’re okay, we are okay.

That’s what I would want to read. That exhaustion that you cannot seem to find adequate words to explain; it really is normal. It happens to all of us.

I read a quote once that said, “don’t compare your behind the scenes to someone elses highlight reel.” I am not sure where that originated but whoever said it must have been talking directly to me (and thousands of others). But that little quote made a big impact in the overall perspective of my life. Most days I wonder, do I have highlight reels? But I do. I know I do, even if I don’t always see them. It’s usually because I am just too busy! That’s right about where Tim McGraw agreed to step in and help me out. Okay, not literally, but he wrote me a song. Alright… So probably not for me but you gotta take what you can get.

Even though I’m halfway through my thirties, I’m going to take some of his advice from his song, My Next Thirty Years. Of course, not all applies. But what really does?

I think I’ll take a moment, celebrate my age
The ending of an era and the turning of a page
Now it’s time to focus in on where I go from here
Lord have mercy on my next thirty years

Hey my next thirty years I’m gonna have some fun
Try to forget about all the crazy things I’ve done
Maybe now I’ve conquered all my adolescent fears
And I’ll do it better in my next thirty years

My next thirty years I’m gonna settle all the scores
Cry a little less, laugh a little more
Find a world of happiness without the hate and fear
Figure out just what I’m doing here
In my next thirty years

Oh my next thirty years, I’m gonna watch my weight
Eat a few more salads and not stay up so late
Drink a little lemonade and not so many beers
Maybe I’ll remember my next thirty years

My next thirty years will be the best years of my life
Raise a little family and hang out with my wife
Spend precious moments with the ones that I hold dear
Make up for lost time here, in my next thirty years
In my next thirty years

I’ve got my work cut out for me.