One afternoon we talked about careers and she asked how old I was. After I told her my age, she added: “Well, you have 10 years to make it – that’s it. 10 years to make the most important things in your career happen. After that you can develop what you started earlier, but starting from scratch will be extremely difficult".
Somehow, I sensed that she was right. That was two years ago and I was 35. Tomorrow I am turning 37, and looking back at this past year from the musical point of view, it was a wonderful year!
My birthday wish to myself? To say the same thing exactly one year from now.
According to Ella, I still have 8 of them to make it, unless by the time they elapse, 45 will be proclaimed the new 25. In that case, I’ll get 20 more.
At this point, however, I declare that 37 is the new 25, except that it’s better. (At 37 not only do you look good and think straight – you have experience, and more often than not, experience equals wisdom!!!)