Daylight Savings Time means so much more to me this year. Every year you hear the jokes about how people will spend their extra hour. But for me, this is a chance for redemption. One more hour to become who I want to be before turning 30. Here’s what I will be trying to accomplish in my final extra hour as a 29 year old:
Best shape of my life! – I figure I’d feel better about turning thirty if I had six pack abs and a huge chest and biceps. Unfortunately, I still have the Reverse Torso and in this last hour I need to an awful lot of sit ups…
Test drive a sports car – At least I made it through my twenties without owning a minivan, but even that is just around the corner for us. I like minivans personally, and I’m scared what that means about a 29 year old. For now we still drive a two door coupe (with two car seats in the back seats) but its nothing to brag about. It may not even pass E-check its so run down.
Sweep my wife off her feet – Better do this one last time before I turn into an old man.
Stop procrastinating – Ironically, I choose to do this in the last ‘extra’ hour given to me. But still, better late than never. Er, I mean, better do this before I turn 30. There, now I’m being proactive about something.
Fix all character flaws – Your twenties are a time for becoming and learning who you are. Your thirties, I feel like I’m pretty much set in my ways. I need to quickly figure out how to stop being impatient. I need to focus on myself this final hour so that I can learn how to be unselfish. I need to battle and beat pride, learn to be content, learn how to truly forgive and learn to be disciplined.
Find my calling in life – Well, I think I know what my calling is. It’s just a matter of being there. I’ve always wanted to be a youth and family pastor (or a drummer) (or both?) but it seems life has got me where I am for a reason. What am I doing with my life? I’m a training instructor for military retired pay. While I enjoy my job, and want to do my absolute best at it. I still feel like there’s more for me to accomplish. How, when, where? I don’t know. But I’ve got one last hour to figure this all out.
Who am I kidding! I’ll probably spend my extra hour taking a nap…