Your first kiss (usually while you’re still in them).
Your first piercing or tattoo.
Your first alcoholic drink…
…and your first hangover.
Your first proper suit.
Feel free to add your own.
All though your life, these milestones are marks of maturity (if you’re lucky), knowledge, experience and insight. Each one gives you a sense of achievement and makes you feel like you’ve reached a certain summit, a peak upon which you can stand proud.
So, in this age where Geeks are Cool, Nerds are Heard and it’s okay to like hardware, software, science and fiction…
The first time you wear your glasses should be another pinnacle, right? It’s an accomplishment: I can read, write and work without the headaches that seemed to be laying in wait for me recently…
It’s not age, it’s not. Forty-one is a state of mind.
This is the first time I’ve worn them to write a blog post.