Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Why 35?

It's official...had the birthday over the weekend.

35 in gay years is equivalent to 50 in hetero years.

Looking at where I am in life at 35, there are many things that get me down. You know, dead-end job. Paycheck-to-paycheck bank account. Credit card debt. Beat up 1996 Saturn. I could go on and on, but I won't.

The positives are varied. I'm happy to have found someone special to spend my life with. I happy with the unique experiences I have had being a VIP Tour Guide. I'm happy with the fact that I own my home. I'm generally happy.

But, at 35, I feel like the "general happiness" might not be enough.

Most frightening for me, is that half of my life has eclipsed and I still haven't been able to get out an "see the world".

While I have fun seeing the facsimile "world" that Orlando offers via it's theme parks, I still have a tremendous yearning to get out and see the real deal.

For Christmas, I had asked for enough cash to go to Vegas. Instead, I got some clothes. Fine.

I'm just worried that I'll complete my time on Earth and never really get to see and do all of the things I had wished.

Why wasn't I a travel magazine photographer?


Anonymous wen said...

well, i'm 30+, live in NYC and have never been to Orlando or Kissimmee(or are they the same?). you could take a jet blue flight up here for a 4 day weekend. i wish i knew of some cheesy hotel i could recommend, but most hotels are fairly expensive. maybe if you placed an ad on craigslist/ny for info on cheap hotels or gay run hotels, that might make your stay here more enjoyable.

4:40 AM

Blogger TripAway2Day said...

Thanks for the tips, wen!

4:47 PM


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