..but I'm not exactly old either.
At 34 years old it's become very clear to me what my body can or cannot do and there seems to be way more can'ts than cans.
This past weekend I was invited to help lead guests on a bus to Vankleek Hill to visit one of my favourite places in Ontario, Beau's All Natural Brewing Company. Once there it is a wonderland of amazing people, delicious beer, fun contests and did I mention beer? Sounds awesome, right? Oh it was, except that I had double booked myself with work. Not just any work either, night shift work.
At 23 when I first started working I could easily do a long shift with a short nap followed by another long shift. Send me to work with a coffee and I might even have a smile on my face when I sign the pay registry. Now, I barely make it through a 12 hour shift without draining a few pots of coffee and poking at the dark circles under my eyes in some sad bathroom monologue scene.
While I had fun at Beau's (as I always do) the trip exhausted me and I think I'm still recovering from the lack of sleep I experienced that weekend. It was a reminder that I should make time to have fun experiences and enjoy them thoroughly not try to rush through them as if they don't matter.