Welcome to the big 2-9, which is STILL 2-almost-3 years younger than I am. When are you going to catch up?
I hope you feel you've accomplished something and that you're happy in your place, even though things never turn out the way we think they will when we're young and stupid.
As far as I'm concerned, ye've done real good.
Here is the beginning of Greg in Photographic Revue: