Archive for October 7th, 2009

Happy Birthday To Me!

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

So today is my 35th birthday.Three. Five.I’m the same age Jerry Maguire was when he wrote his “mission statement” (remember it wasn’t a memo). Should I stand up today, make a huge scene on the basketball court in the middle of my agency (I work at Chiat\Day), and exclaim that the fish have more loyalty than anyone in the building?Nah. I’m going to go through my day and bask in the glory that is 35 years old. I figure here are the benefits of this age, both personally and professionally.Professional benefits

  • Closer to the age where considering me for Group Account Director positions isn’t outrageous.
  • Still young enough that to achieve a position like a GAD is an accomplishment and “ahead of schedule”
  • Seen as an experienced Account person in the eyes of my clients
  • My earning power is that much higher

Personal benefits

Do I feel differently? Not really. The only age in my last 10+ birthdays that affected my thinking was when I turned 30. Oh man is there a story around that birthday. Ugh. Anyway, I expect 40 to play on my brain a little bit, but overall 35 isn’t much different than 34 was or that I expect 36 will be.I’m 35 years old and today is the first day of the rest of my life.