It's My "IRL" Birthday... Turned 29! AKA "Where the F*CK Did My Youth Go?!"

16 days ago

Looks like I've turned 29 today.. Enjoying a night to myself coding over some gin and juice. Seemingly my hairs begun to turn grey in the past few months, not sure if stress related or if I'm actually starting to become a grey bush, nearly impossible for me to tell really.

Roughly at Mid Point of My Life Expectancy

Birthdays have always been a time of reflection for ole @KLYE.. Another rotation around the sun marks yet another year of life experience passed and with it many new things learned.

The past year of my life overall has been friggin' amazing for lack of a better term, while I've faced my fair share of ups and downs overall I cannot remember a time in my life where I felt as comfortable in my own skin as I do now. Our STEEM network is in part to thank for this overwhelming explosion of growth I've seen in the past year, for the first time in my life I've not been forced to obsess over money (or rather the lack their of), finding work, feeling lonely or living as a derelict outcast. Incredibly grateful for the opportunities that have been laid out in front of me as well as the chance to grow into a respectable person.

Life wasn't always good, but given the right chance anyone can shine...
I'm proof of that.

A once wreckless and insensitive individual has slowly morphed into someone I never thought I'd be. While I'm still a wee bit much for some with my eccentric nature, foul language and degenerate MS-paint dick drawings the fact of the matter is over this past year immense personal growth has taken place in nearly all aspects of my life. While I do miss the carefree days of not giving a damn about anything which my younger years afforded me a certain calmness and tranquility has started to inhabit a once twisted & tormented soul.

Still have a long ways to go before this journey is over likely, but look forward to it more so than I have my entire life up till this point. Thanks to everyone who's been here for me.


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FirssttT!!!!

Happy Birthday KLYE !!!!!!

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Thanks! Have a gooder.

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Blazxskdajdhay !!!!! I'm Crzy Now!!

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Happy Birthday Kyle.. Reading your Article, I can imagine how you feel, having not to do things you wished you could have done earlier. Anyways Its your Birthday and most importantly, you still have Live, you can always have them planned out and Done.

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Thank you

I've lived a very full life actually for the most part.. I've been broke, homeless and defeated a few times in my past.. My life is only now just starting to look like something worth living. Hopefully I can eek out atleast another lifetime worth of years.

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Finally its your birthday.

Happy Birthday Dude
Best Wishes :)

Another year older, another year wiser!
Glad to hear things have been going so well for you.
I can only hope that they get even better!
You've been a great person since I've known you and I've only ever wished you success and happiness.

Shit, I remember the first time I ever met you, back on JD those few short years ago.. I could tell by how you spoke and carried yourself that you had very much potential, especially in the crypto world.. and here we are! You've found the type of success that most people can only hope for online. :)

Glad to have you as part of the online community here at steemit as well.
Just wouldn't be the same without ya!

Much love @KLYE !

Here's to another (hopefully more, obviously..) 29 years!

P.S. - The community will never get tired of your MS-Paint dick drawings! Never too old to enjoy the simple things in life! ;)

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Very much appreciate the comment kainmarx.. It's been a hell of a ride for damn sure.

I don't consider myself a great or good person.. But have over the years learned to be less of a loser it seems.

The JD days were a time of great laziness and learning for me. I incubated there until I had the belief in myself to become something greater.. A bit of a late bloomer but none the less I stand before you today an evolved KLYE. Seemingly always found a way to stand out from the crowd and I'm glad the folks at JD took me for what I was and kept me going up until I found my calling in life.

Always humbles me to connect with folks who knew of me in my pre-STEEM era. You guys know more so than anyone the holes I've had to dig myself out of and I appreciate the kind words and encouragement.

Cheers my friend, thank you for believing in ole KLYE long before he knew what his potential was.

<3

Happy birthday bro. You are such a wonderful person man. Have a blast!

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Thank you man, You are the best verification assistant I could have hoped for!

Congrats!
If I ever think of all the things I didn't do in my life (because I am scared or for whatever reason), I start thinking YOLO (but in a positive and not slutty way haha). It might help you to be working on the better you while not feeling old haha. (I see you like to reflect ) so do what you want or feel like, as long as you make a note to yourself that you are absoluetly sure you want to do it. That way you (hopefully) wont regret things in your life :) It helps me do what I want haha without regetting it.

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LOL. It's funny you mention this. I had a YOLO moment earlier today which ended up quite satisfying.

I think the feeling old comes from the years of neglecting myself finally starting to show, still very young at heart but a bit wiser and more controlled than I once was. I regret very few things in my life, it's all been experience which for the most part I chose directly or indirectly.

<3

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That's good to hear :)

Haha ! Your getting old my friend ! LOL! Kidding ! Happy belated , sorry have not been keeping up with a lot people!e on here been so busy since returning to work !! Glad to see your still going strong !! Keep up the great work 👍👍👍

Happy Birthday! 🎂

Also 29 is young. You're still in your 20s!!!!

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Thanks Choo!

You think so? <3

You're not old until you hit 30 and then once you hit 30 you can declare you're still young at heart which means you're not old until you hit 40, and well once you hit 50 you're just sh!t out of luck.

Happy birthday you old bastard.

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Hahahaha, Thank you for the strategy and laugh my friend!

Happy birthday you Canuck, best wishes from a kiwi.
You still have many more years to go yet, suggest you give up the gin, it is a depressing drink, go south of the border down kentucky way, a much better taste.
In one of your comments you were worried about ending up in nappies, at least the carer will have a handle to lift you up with.

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Ah, Gin is the nectar of the gods. Doesn't depress me as some claim it does.. In fact the opposite!
Appreciate the kiwi birthday wishes! Bahahahah. No nappies for this guy! good joke though. XD

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all you want now is some Babe to practice on you now, then you won't need the gin, and live happily forever and ever.

Happy birthday! I just followed you :)

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Thanks for the follow and birthday wishes!

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Hope it was awesome!

Happy birthday man. Hope you have your diapers finished by now ;-)

Not into cocktails but cheers anyway. 🍻
Where do we sign up for the cake?

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We start in diapers and end up in diapers assuming we live long enough to become so useless as to not be able to wipe our own asses or be able to make it to the bathroom.. That terrifies me more than death.

Cake signup.. Damnit I forgot about that part.

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Let's just be happy we have diapers.

Happy birthday! You are actually OLD! HAHA

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My greybush shall be glorious

Happy Birthday! Halfway of your life expectancy????? Hmph, I'd better start thinking about my funeral.

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I spent from mid teens till a few years ago basically trying to destroy myself with poor decision making and crappy life choices.. Trying to be optimistic saying I live till 60. Chances are I may end up toe up long before then.

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Hahahaha....just look at the Rolling Stones, I think you may have more hope than you suspect.

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The rolling stones didn't have access to the research chemicals I fried my brain and lungs with though.. Shit like JWH-0173, NBOME's and 2C-E... Was doing "bath salts" before they were even called that. LOL

Maybe I luck out and none of the crap I put into my body gives me cancer.. :P

Reformed trolls make the best of friends❤️ Happy BD🎊🎉

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IF reformed is used in loose terms I guess so.. :P

Still have that odd burst of mischievous thought now and then... Can't adult well all the time!

Thanks lovely.

Happy birthday bro

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Thanks!

Congratulations!

But seriously.. wow, what a kid. I didn't think people that young are hanging here in Steemit. I'm 29 too, but I had my birthday in April. Ha...

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Some days I feel like I'm 16, some days I feel like I'm 70... It's brutal. Cheers!

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And when a girl sees you naked in a sauna, she thinks you're 12..?

That would be brutal ;)

Happy birthday! Do you now feel old with a few grey hairs, or will that come with the big 30?

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I'm glad I still have my hair! SOme of the guys I went to high school with are friggin' bald already..
Poor bastards!

The grey hairs were a bit of a shock.. Up until discovering them I still felt like I was somewhat young.

Thanks for the birthday wishes.

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Oh no, really? At such a young age? Genetics I guess huh! Luckily, men can mostly pull that off if needed. With a beard and a hat :D

I can imagine the grey hairs being a bit of a shock! I haven't found one yet and I'm the same age. I wonder how hard it would be to find them though with light-ish hair.

This is life @klye. It really flies. That is why time is most precious than anything else in this world.

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It seems to be going faster the longer I live.. Summer was over this year before I even realized it.. Feels like 2017 flew by! You are right on the time is precious part too! Only thing I can't make more of.

This deserves some attention. Upvoted and resteemed...

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Thanks mate! CHeers!

Happy birthday @klye

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Cheers venku898

Happy birthday... oh to be 29 again. And as you age the wisdom comes. You have now lived enough to reflect and also have enough time to course correct for the future. Reflect on your past and shape your future as only you can. Live long and prosper (sorry inner Trekkie - but it's such a good salutation.)

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Well put man. Was forced to learn from my mistakes in the past and ultimately it's shaped me into a slightly less moronic creature of sorts. Dig the Spock / Vulcan / Trekkie quote, a fan of it myself.

Thanks for the wishes and share of insight.

Good post , @amjad11

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Happy Birthday man !! 29 and still young , I wish you many many more birthdays to come full of happiness , health and wealth . Thanks for all you do this this community

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Thank you kindly for the nice birthday wishes and praise.. I'm old enough to know better and young enough to still do it for fun I guess? This whole growing up thing is weird to me.. Still making sense of all of it.

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Life is just very unpredictable. As we grow older we try to find the meaning of life and face more struggles that help us to grow as individuals

Happy birthday bro

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Thanks Mr. Nomad!

Hey HBD man! Upvoted and followed :D

Wish you a Happy Birthday @klye . May the Lord bless you with good health and wealth.

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Happy Birthday @kyle you are only old if you feel that way man.

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Thankya

Depends on the day and activity really... Can reminisce now too about 2 decades ago.. It;s weird man.

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I know exactly how you feel. I'm not too far ahead of you age wise, Just this week I saw my favorite albums 22nd anniversary and I realized holy crap I was in middle school when It came out there is no way 22 years has gone by. Nostalgia can be a real kick in the pants.

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May your lord do the same blessings to you man, cheers!

Happy birthday, @klye!

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Thanks Aunt Deb!

Good there will be many good years to come!

Happy birthday man :)

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You think so? :D

Thanks for the birthday wishes.

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Haha ofcourse :D

The joy you get out of Steemit will make you live longer :P

Happy Birthday Klye! You are definitely not OLD! A little funny story: A young girl asked an old lady of 88 "When does love die?" and the old lady replied "You'll have to ask someone much older then me dear" Does that give you a better idea? Happy Steeming!

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lol, thanks for sharing the story and the birthday wishes. Currently siding that love is a form of mental illness or some type of chemical imbalance to trick us into mating or something... But perhaps I'm jaded.

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Love does change the senses. But the euphoria that goes with being in love is one of the best feelings in human experience. Trust me.

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Sounds like drugs..! lol.

Experienced all sorts of love so far in my life.. Sadly most of it is just a hiccup in logic and reason caused by some soft skin and some cute lips.. Fleeting at best..!

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Well you're still on the silent lookout for your soulmate! Happy hunting!

Happy birthday dear

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Thanks magivbot!

HAPPY

BIRTHDAY!

Partner!

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Thanks for the birthday wishes Steemitkwa

Somewhat belated @klye but I have had my little mans 8th Birthday to deal with so I suspect you will forgive :)

If I were closer, I would cheers to your gin and juice for sure (but strictly with a wine! lol - I am old ok... I try to avoid spirits and keep my legs lol)

A once wreckless and insensitive individual has slowly morphed into someone I never thought I'd be. While I'm still a wee bit much for some with my eccentric nature, foul language and degenerate MS-paint dick drawings

I think your drawings show passion - primal passion! hehehe! Win 3.1 style FTW! :D (I like them - reminds me of south park or simpsons) lol

nonetheless, I hope you had a SUPER RAD celebration!!! :)

xxx

Wait is your birthday October 2nd as well???

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Close. I'm on the 3rd day of oct.

AAAARRGH, how did I miss this.

AAAARRGH, how can you be so old? I am disgusted by it.

What was it like in the eighties? ;0)

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No worries Meester.. I'll do it again next year into the 30 mark.. FML

The 80's were a blur it tits and sleeping for me if I recall. lol

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Hehe, wild times!! I remember when I turned 30. The run up to it was horrible but when it actually happened I was like, this is a fucking breeze!

Happy birthday, now get your shit together and help raise our love child.


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I still think the kids not mine clayboyn.. You were totally nailing the mailman when I was in the STEEM mines making blocks..! lol

Thanks dude.

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This is all an elaborate extortion plan to steal your love and STEEM. ;)

Where did your youth go!

Mufongo on a toasted bagel! You have just begun your journey!

Big things in store for you old son, big things.

Don't forget me when you are world famous. I might need some pocket change for a bagel!

Nice one @klye! Many happy returns!

Enjoy this last one in the 2's eh!

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Oh sweet mother of dog... I didn't think of it like that.. Last of the 2's... Damn man..!

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I remember sulking like a bad boy in the last quarter of my 29s... Turn 39 in December and feel better about that if that's any use! :)