An impending birthday usually brings on a bout of introspection, navel-gazing and a re-evaluation of life circumstances, goals and ambitions, current rating on the happiness quotient etc.
Last year was my big 5-0 so turning 51 this Thursday does have a certain element of anti-climax. However, my annual life evaluation process has thrown up some interesting and exciting possibilities involving change of direction, change of address and change of life (not in the physiological sense but it can't be far off).
We're still in the preliminary stages of discussing ideas and options, however slowly but surely a plan is forming.
An unconventional, flying-by-the-seat-of-our-pants sort of plan, which, the more we think about it, the more appealing it becomes.
Of course we could be completely barking mad and all will turn to dust but it might.... just might, work out really well.