Another Year Equals Another Birthday

by Robb Sutton

It happened again! Another year and now another birthday. I have been alive on this planet for one more year and counting!

My birthday falls on a unique time of the year where we are spending time with family and looking back at the previous year as we look forward to the next. 2009 and my year of being 27 was filled with a lot of ups and downs, but overall…there were more achievements than their were disasters, so I see even more hope around the corner as we continue this path of life.

It is customary this time of year for people to ask you what you want. What do you want for Christmas? In my case…what do you want for your birthday? Do you want to go out to eat? Do you want something specific under the tree or in front of the birthday cake? This year (and the last one too really), I have had a very difficult time with that question.

As I look back on the previous year of being 27 years old and the calendar year 2009, I have a hard time finding something that I want that I do not already have.

  • I have a loving wife that we got to enjoy our first full year married this year. It hasn’t been perfect as we have had to deal with some medical issues that are our of our control, but getting through it has made us stronger together. Maybe that is the point of it all…
  • I have 2 dogs that have so much personality and joy that…if they get anymore…just might start talking English and walking on their hind legs. As I mentioned previously, Hans (the male) is a rescue and that has been an incredibly rewarding experience.
  • I have a great family and a set of friends that most people would kill for. Life is about experiences and who you share those experiences with…and my friends are just as crazy as I am…so it is a great fit.
  • I have just about every physical product that you would buy off a shelf that I need. There are always things that people (me included) want, but my needs are more than met. Thanks to Bike198.com…I don’t really worry about cycling related products anymore!
  • I have a business that is growing by the day through connecting with and helping other people. The ability to help others realize their potential to create a better life for themselves has to be one of the coolest things ever! I happen to do it through this site, Bike198.com and my other blogs and if you can figure out how to get other people to live their dreams…you will understand what I am talking about. Helping others succeed in their own life is where the success really is…

2010 and my age of 28 years is going to bring some new challenges that I am looking forward to while also scared straight out of my skin!

  • My wife and I are looking to add members of the family of the 2 legged variety and that is going to be an adventure all to itself. It better not be a girl because that new Gap commercial with the boots makes me want to throw plastic at kids that are not even mine!
  • I am expanding my business in a whole new way starting next week and that is going to carry into other new projects over the coming year. Exciting times and now it is time to step it up even further in my pursuit of my perfect lifestyle.

I really have zero complaints and even if I had any…no one would listen. Any why would they?! Things are great and no matter what you do or do not have, this time of year is for remember what you do have…and not necessarily what you want. On this birthday, I am looking around and seeing my dreams come true. That is all I need…not a fancy dinner…not something that will be obsolete in 6 months…just friends, family, pets and my desire to keep getting better.

But…all of that said…my mom and dad did hook me up with some items for my office that completely kick ass.

Now…if you really want to get me something I don’t need…but want! Check out this Amazon Wish List (honestly…I have heard about these Amazon Wish Lists for a long time now and have never used the feature…wanted to give it a whirl with a couple of items I keep on my personal list). Click here to see my Amazon Wish List.

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Rob December 23, 2009 - 9:19 am

Happy Birthday Robb! Hope you have a good one and enjoy it.

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Robb Sutton December 23, 2009 - 11:01 am

Thanks Rob!

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Pete December 23, 2009 - 11:49 am

Happy Birthday and keep up the good work on your beautiful blog!
Cheers!

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Robb Sutton December 24, 2009 - 8:33 am

Thanks Pete!

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Debbie Ferm December 23, 2009 - 11:57 am

I couldn’t agree more.

When I get down and out, I remember that we have 3 HEALTHY kids that I get to spend all of my time with. (and of course the husband and five pets:)

I am both thankful and aware that a lot of the world is not so fortunate.

Happy, Happy Birthday and thanks for sharing with us!

Debbie Ferm

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Robb Sutton December 24, 2009 - 8:34 am

It’s all about remembering what you have and keeping your eye on the ball. Thanks Debbie!

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Paulo December 23, 2009 - 1:44 pm

You are The Man Robb. You’ve worked hard, now kick back and enjoy the Birthday! Best of everything to you!

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Robb Sutton December 24, 2009 - 8:34 am

Ended up doing work around the house! Went for a night ride though…so it’s all good. Thanks for all of the support this year.

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Beth December 23, 2009 - 11:39 pm

Wow, you really do have a gift. Great Blogging! You really can keep someones interest in reading. Happy Birthday, hope your year is a great one.

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Robb Sutton December 24, 2009 - 8:34 am

Thanks Beth!

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Cris December 24, 2009 - 2:51 am

Happy birthday and Merry Christmas. Robb!

Greetings from Germany,
Cris

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Robb Sutton December 24, 2009 - 8:35 am

Thanks Cris! Same to you.

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Mike Crimmins December 28, 2009 - 7:53 am

Little bit behind in my Google Reader, but Happy Birthday and here’s to the next year being amazing.

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Personalised Birthday Banners July 9, 2010 - 4:45 am

This is a way late but I’ve been reading through your blog and want to comment on this one.

Anyway, hope you had a great birthday Robb! I’ve looked at your Amazon wishlist and I must say that’s one hell of a wishlist, did you ever get anyone to buy you something for your birthday off one of those lists? I find it’s a great way of getting something you want and giving your family or friends a hint of things that you would like to have. They are also useful for keeping track of the things you want but can’t get yet.

I also hope you have a great and long life with your wife and your no doubt many children over the years. Not to mention your dogs!

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