I am getting very close to marking this one done. It seems that in the last 2 years all the friends but one that I have made have been younger.
I have been trying to wrap my head around why that would be. It seems that a few years ago I started to feel like I had “arrived.” It was as if the part of my life that required rigor and accountability and “keeping my nose to the grindstone” had been completed. I started to dig deep and pull out those projects that had been put on the back burner while I was being so rigorous. What I found was a forgotten little cul de sac from when I was 20-23. It is a place that requires little grounding and is all about spreading wings and learning to fly. The other people I find exploring this same place are universally younger than myself, usually about 19-30.
It has been a pleasant, if sometimes uncomfortable ride. I have no idea where I am going and am unconcerned about arriving. If you are on a similar path, feel free to join me. Regardless of your age.