Ken's Naperville Real Estate Blog : July 2008

APPROACHING 40

Some may know that I am approaching one of lifes big milestones in the next couple of weeks.

40.  40 years old.  Sounds fairly mature.  Very serious.

But I still feel like a kid.

Sure, a kid with lots of pressures.  Lots of responsibilities.  Lots of things to do.

But still a kid.

So I approach this day, my birthday, with lots of excitement.

40 will be a great age. 

Ken

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Comment balloon 17 commentsKen Tracy • July 30 2008 04:09PM
APPROACHING 40
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