Do You Have A Guide To Tackling Life Transitions? – S3E50

Do You Have A Guide To Tackling Life Transitions?

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We face life transitions in our daily lives; majority of the time they are unexpected. What about the things that matter the most like marriage, babies, taking care of parents, etc.? In Season 2, Episode 44 about Milestone Moments, we cover important milestones that occur in one’s life. You can say these transitions/phases help setup your journey to experiencing these key milestones in your life. We’ll go over the most life changing ones with a few exceptions.

Do You Have A Guide To Tackling Life’s Transitions? Outline

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1.02 The Don’t Suck at Life: Life in your 40s is Fabulous

John is the most mature out of the TRP hosts.  When I say mature, I really mean that I am the oldest.  If you are referring to mental maturity, I am dead last.  Yes, when I hear anyone remotely talk about anything sexual in nature, my eyes widen and I have a smile on my face (so Ryan tells me).

I am not your typical 40 year old since I’m not married, do not have children (that I know about), and am not living in a house with a white picket fence.  My spirit animal is a 20 year old with a carefree life.  Oh, don’t tell anyone, but I am financially responsible for my mother and I have a 9-5 job.  Other than that, YOLO!!!

So let me tell you young grasshoppers what it is like in your 40s:

Babes, Babes, Babes – The women these days are riDUNKulous.  I really wish sometimes I was born much later in life because the women in my generation did not dress or look anything like they do today.  I am blessed to just get a whiff of that fine china–the youngest I dated was 27 years old.  The best part is that they post photo of themselves on Instagram for the PUBLIC to see (FOR FREE!!!!).  No more locking the image in your mental hard drive!!!  Safe to say the eye candy is nice and I do occasionally get the “I’m available” smile.  I have to thank my parents for blessing me with the youthful gene.

Turnt, Turn Up, Get LIT – I recently read an article of terminology that a certain person of a certain age should not be using.  Guess what?  They were referring to me.  However, what is nice about being a certain age and having disposable income is that you can indulge in extracurricular activities.  You and a friend wants to get lit on a Wednesday night?  Check.  Flight out to SF for a Marshmello concert?  Check.  2 day Tijuana trip with the boys?  Check.  You would not be able to do these things with a wife and/or child … frequently.  If you do, I salute you.

Freedom – A lot of my close friends are married with children.  I’m an uncle to MANY; enough so that I have a hard cut-off regarding birthday gifts (after 5 years old they get nothing).  I have seen my friends be good fathers.  Being a father is no easy task and requires huge sacrifices–no personal time and a large financial responsibility.  On the flipside, I’m fortunate that I do not have those responsibilities; I get to be that Drunk Cool Uncle for several hours and I go home.  I cherish that I can go any where as I please and not to answer to anybody.

What I am trying to say is that if you are in your mature years do not regret what you could of or should of done; or even compare yourself to your peers.  Live in this present.  If you are constantly looking in the past, you’ll never get to enjoy the future.  Hey, I’m in my 40s and I am enjoying every minute of it and so should you.  If you are in your 20s, I would tell you to do the same thing.  There are so many things to look forward to, but you just need to get yourself in that mindset.  Enjoy what you have now because tomorrow is not always promised.

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