Introduction to the Decade-Calendar
At this moment, I wish I had a writer who could write this for me. I want to share with you this new theme, which doesn’t even have a good name yet, what we call “the decade calendar”. I pray that I can do this justice, add value to your life, and most importantly keep your attention for the next several months that it will take to complete.
Let me further explain why I wish I had a writer.
- With a writer I could simply give them a topic and a few ideas and let them write. The problem with the content I write and share, it’s not something that currently exists in the way I wish to present it. Therefore, it’s mainly unheard of, so there is no way for me to pitch it or hand it off to another.
- As I sat down and prayed over the outline, I was inspired to write this entire theme of content as if I were the person who sat down before me and asked me to explain this concept to them. Nonetheless, my goal is to bring you into a conversation between myself and another on the subject of “your life in decades.”
At this time I’d like to introduce you to Bumma, the person who inspired this writing. We will use this nickname as not to reveal his true identity in this writing for privacy sake. Booma is one of our God-sons. Booma is one of those persons you’d be proud to have as a blood-son. He’s not only a dentist by education, but an up and coming performer. Nonetheless, on his 30th birthday, he called us up and asked us to share with him our philosophy of the decade calendar. To be transparent, he’d heard me talk about this before in previous conversations. Since he’d turned thirty, this was a perfect opportunity to reacquaint himself with what he could expect in this next phase of life.
Do You Want to Know What It Is?
Since this was inspired out of conversations with Booma, I am going to put it in written form, and allow you into our conversation. With that in mind, take a seat just as he did and ask Kerry the questions you most desire to know regarding this decade-calendar philosophy. Allow Kerry to teach you in the same way Booma did. I am going to present this content as a face to face, or facetime conversation. This should be interesting. We’ll see how it goes. Let’s begin.
Hi Pam and Kerry thanks for the birthday wishes, Booma greets us. Now that I’m the big 3-0, can you remind me of your philosophy regarding the decades that a person has? Well, Booma, it’s interesting that you ask and since it intrigues you, I think I’m going to put this in a book for others to take advantage of as well. But for now, let’s just discuss it so that we don’t take up too much time on your birthday.
I’ll say this before I start on the decades. I think it’s wise (uncommon) for a person to evaluate their life on their birthday. For you to ask about the decade-calendar means that you’re not an average person. Each year for my birthday, I spend the greatest part of that day in my head. It’s the one day I remind myself of who I am, but I’ll save that philosophy for another day.
Booma, where would you like me to begin? Booma replies, can you start from the concept itself then you may go into detail. Alright then, the concept of the decade-calendar. Let’s say you have been given 10 decades of life and no more. In fact, the average life expectancy doesn’t give 10 decades. At any rate, we’ll use 10 to make the philosophy and point worthwhile. Since we’re in this video conferencing conversation that means you are at an age which indicates you’ve already experienced at least one decade. That being the case, what Booma have you gathered from the decades you’ve experienced and how does that relate to what normally happens for most during the same period of time? You don’t have to answer that.
The decade calendar is an explanation of what occurs, should occur, and how we live our lives based on the decades we’re given. Now that you are thirty it means you are in decade number four. Booma asks why do you say four? It seems to me that I would be in decade three. Booma , you see therein lies a small problem. The way we count lends to us underestimating things that should be overestimated and we overestimate things that should be underestimated. If we’re counting decades, then we need to identify the first in order to get to the rest.
You see, year one of life for any human-being doesn’t start at one. Now that will make you think a little, right? When an individual turns one, it is an indicator that they have completed one full year of living. So decade one starts with zero and ends at nine to give us the ten year period, decade two starts at 10 and ends at nineteen, decade three at twenty and ends with twenty-nine, and so on. You get the point. Let that sink in a minute because next we need to explain the differences in them.
Booma, if you don’t mind, let’s pause here before going any further. I think this would be a good place to take a break if you need one. Here’s a thought I’d like you to consider before we get into the details. Every person who accomplishes anything great, must take a look at the big picture and get clarity on the big picture before getting into the details. That’s what the decades of life represent, a big picture view of who you are, have been, and wish to become. Looking at life in decades is our way to see the big picture of our life in order to make our life great.
Question: Have you taken a look at your life in the perspective of a decade?