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Nobody likes you when you’re 43

When I met my wife in 2000, I had just turned 23. The previous year, Blink182 had released “What’s my age again?”, and she took great delight playing it for me.

I’d never streaked anywhere, but I’d done some pretty weird shit up till that point.

Today, I turn 43, meaning it has been 20 years since that event. Amazingly, my 23rd year was probably my own personal “rock bottom”, as I’d spent 5 years after leaving high school wandering aimlessly from job to job, living from party to party, with no idea of what I wanted to do with my life.

Meeting the woman who would become my wife, and the mother of my boys, changed all that. She saw something in me that I didn’t, and together we’ve shared an eventful 20 years together, 12 as a married couple. I am extremely grateful for her presence in my life.

So this year, on my day of birth, I am thankful not only for her, but for all the wonderful people who have helped shape the life I have made for myself today. If you are reading this, it means you are probably one of those people, so thank you for being a part of the journey that is my life.

Here’s to the next one!

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