"It is important in life not to be strong, but to feel strong, to measure yourself at least once. If you want something in life, reach out and grab it."

I'm quoting Christopher McCandless - the man from Into The Wild. For some odd reason, his story only came to my attention today, after yet another adventurer died when searching for the Magic Bus in Alaska.

For most people, measuring yourself, "reaching out and grab it", would typically mean: get a decent job, make a lot of money, raise the kids, freak out on weekends and keep yourself in good shape by working out. And last but not least: live a fake second life on Facebook.

But for me, these couple of words mean something else. I can relate to McCandless's story. I feel like I have not yet measured myself to the bone. I always feel like the best is yet to come. For some years now I have tried to make it as a singer-songwriter and as such I have often tried to reach out and grab something. But I've never known what there really is to grab, other than expressing myself through my songs, my guitar, the lyrics and my voice.

But I'm 47 years old. And I fear that my best years are behind me. It's a sad feeling. And I know that this is the case for most people. But still...

Developing QuickerSite back in 2006-2014 sure also felt like reaching out. But I didn't grab anything with it ;) Story of my life.

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