Originally Posted by raisingarizona
It's funny, I was always scared to miss out on my youth but now I'm turning 40 this year and I'm facing fears of some regret for not being more responsible before. I'm scared I won't be able to help my daughter with college and other things like that. Life has a way of being very sneaky. And I agree, being the old single drunk guy at the bar in a mountain town is not very appealing.
Regrets seem to come either way for sure
. I have one son who is now 15 and who like all of us has been bitten hard by the mountain life bug. He has thought he wanted to be an engineer, but he's a huge extrovert and will suffer from work prison.
Giving full credit to my wife, we sat him down and suggested he look into sports medicine/PT as a way to stay connected to clients, defended from typical outsourcing, and something that he could maybe start as a career in the mountains. So as a sophomore in high school he's going to be taking kinesiology and some other relevant course, which is nuts.
As for me, I am hoping my kids stay in Colorado and if they want to move to the mountains we'll go, too, and hopefully help them be creative to get the ski part without the career impacts of the bum part. So maybe I get to be a ski bum at 60. Never too late?