Today would have been my Dad's birthday, had he still been alive. What knocked me for a six a little today was realising that if I died at the same age as my Dad did, I would have 14 years left.
If I had a baby, I wouldn't see them grow up, I wouldn't have grandchildren. I may not even get married.
So, if I had 14 years left, what would I want to try and make sure I have done...?
- Have a successful business (with employees)
- Have got married (although divorce is also ok!)
- Have had a kid
- Paid for my family to have a big holiday
Actually that is probably it. I have already travelled, worked abroad and my old big ambitions. So I have 14 years to get my 4 things done. Bring it on.
It's odd that when my Dad died, I saw him as 'old'. But as I age, and get closer to the age myself, I realise how young he really was.
Happy Birthday Dad.