One of the sad things about getting older and hitting your 30s is that older relatives are also getting older and dying. I’ve had a to go to too many funerals lately, but that’s the way life goes. People get old and die. No solutions for that one yet. One of the few positives, however, about going to the funerals I’ve had to attend, has been reconnecting with people I hadn’t see in years. Many of these people last saw me when I was a boy or in high school. And now I’m a grown man with a successful business.
Since my self-identity is so wrapped up with my business (see coffee mugs with a picture of my face, via my logo, on them), much of the conversation with these people who haven’t seen me in years tends to go towards what I’m doing for work and my business.