Here is a clip of about 9 seconds of my time at CTCYM (Central Texas Conference Youth in Mission) last week.
Several (at least a dozen) asked if my videocamera was waterproof. I assured them that it was. While I (should) appreciate everyone’s concern, what I actually thought each time another person asked was, “don’t you think I’d thought of this?”
Finally, after the ride down into the water, I swam toward a platform floating in the middle of the lake. Someone on the platform yelled to me, “I hope that is waterproof!”
I replied, “I’m 47 years old. I thought of that ahead of time.”
I have found that to be one of the benefits of getting old(er). I am more likely now than I once was to think of such things ahead of time. I am still impulsive. I still blog without thinking sometimes. I am, however, more aware that the consequences I bring upon myself are indeed my responsibility.