Today is my 50th birthday. And this is the blog I promised myself I’d create, and maintain, through my 5oth year. I have 49 more things I need to do before the year is out, but I’ve already done a few of them. One was to take a cross country trip, which I did in February. I’m counting my 50th year from January to January. Another was to attend my high school class’ 50th birthday bash, which I did, in March. I also ran to the top of Sparta mountain. It’s really just a hill, as far as mountains go. But for me it was a goal and so, along with this blog, that makes 4 of my 50 things done. I also opened a brick and morter retail paint store, so I’m counting that as number 5. Even though it will probably close soon. But more on that later. I opened an Etsy online vintage shop too, and that brings the count to 6. In October I am going to be best man at my friend Charlie’s wedding. That counts, but it’s not done yet so I can’t cross it off. This leaves me with more than 40 things to do in celebration of reaching this milestone in my life. I have some ideas, some hopes and goals and mad desires. But I have 365 days to fill so more tomorrow. Happy Birthday me!