Nathan Huret • Dec 29, 2021

It’s About Time [Aren’t You Almost 40?]…

Our co-founder Nathan Huret wrote this short blog post as he reflects back on his 2021.

Though the narrative may be for him, some of the same feelings of “faking it till you make it” apply to #transitioningmilitary, #milspouses, or #veterans in those moments of life transition or times of doubting your own tremendous abilities.

All our best for a great end to 2021!

What follows is something I needed to write for myself – in the momentary pause for reflection brought about by a coming New Year.

I am happy to see 2021 go. Not for those cliché reasons so often joked about, based on some assumption that my or our troublesome times will simply vanish with the flip of a calendar. Those will still very much remain, with others joining the collective struggles over the next 12 months.

No, I want 2021 gone because I want to reap the benefits of experience gained this past year, applying them anew in 2022 and beyond.

I truly feel this past year will be one of the 2 or 3 most consequential years of my life by its end – solely based on the work, growth and challenges I was able to experience in my personal and professional lives.

The year was most assuredly difficult, but it is also the year I felt like my feet hit the path laid before me and there was a comfort and an acceptance in now seeing that road.

In other words, this past year feels like the year I met AND ACCEPTED a level of maturity.

I know – the thought sounds rather insane: less than a year from 40, married for nearly 15 years, 2 kids, a steady job for 15 years, having the ability to make every house payment, etc….and only now feel of such stature.

I am a confident individual with enough of an ego that tells me every day I am highly capable and have all the abilities to excel in my pursuits. Even with successes along those past 15 years, there is a difference to FEELING that confidence and feel like you are LIVING it on a daily basis AND have the CAPACITY to carry that forward for what may come.

I suspect the feeling is in actuality quite common among many people of all ages, backgrounds and success levels.

It’s the feeling of “fake it till you make it”.

I feel like I have made it and everything from my demeanor, to ways to address a problem, on down to my dress need to reflect this acceptance.

It is only fitting I am ready to move on – ready to use the growth gained from these past 12 months to make the next 12 months even better. I can only hope you feel much the same as you look out over 2022.

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