I’m in no rush to get any older. I mean, I’m pushing the big 4-0 now. I figure it’s likely all downhill from there. But one thing I am looking forward to….retirement. It’s not that I don’t like working. What it really comes down to is, not working will give me more time to golf. For instance, I had every intention of golfing this past Sunday. But as usual…life just got in the way.
Picture this….Connecticut….2014. It’s mid-April and it’s the nicest weekend of the year so far. You’re faced with a choice – hit the links on a beautiful afternoon or go into work and bust your hump for six hours doing someone else’s job. Oh, and might I add that you’re doing it unpaid. Seems obvious, right? Wrong. For reasons that I won’t get into, heading into the office to do another persons job, unpaid, was about as close to necessary as can be without actually being necessary. I could have chosen to play golf, but I would have paid for it over the next several days at work. So you can see the dilemma.
It seems for me that things are always getting in the way of a nice round of golf. Between work, sports and activities with the kids, etc.., it’s a guarantee that I’m going to have to bail out on at least a few rounds of golf per season. So how bad of a sign is it when I have to bail out on the very first one?! Is this a bad sign for the remainder of the year? If I can’t even get out of the gate without incident, then what next?
I guess I should be used to it by now. It happens to the best of us and I’m sure it will continue to do so. So again…I’m not looking forward to getting older, but I am looking forward to having more time to play golf. I’m looking forward to the day when there is no going into the office on my day off. I’m looking forward to the day when there is no longer “work.” Now that I think about it, I guess in a roundabout way…I am looking forward to getting older.
Swing ’til you’re happy!