Let the Waiting Begin

Three months ago I wrote about turning 60, and mentioned that one of the gifts I received was the 23andMe Health + Ancestry testing kit from my three sons.

In that post I noted how excited I was to see what the results of the test would be in terms of my genetic health risks, my ancestry, my wellness, my carrier status, and my traits. I also noted that once I got the results, you could count a blog post about it.

Well as it turns out, I’m going to be able to get two blog posts about it, because today I finally got around to providing my saliva sample and mailing it back to 23andMe. The whole process, from opening the kit to getting it ready to drop in the mail, took less than 10 minutes. And that included about five minutes spent registering my kit on the 23andMe web site.

I’m not sure why it took me three months to complete this simple task, except for good old procrastination.

But that’s all in the past now; the kit is on its way, and in 6-8 weeks I’ll know the results.. And so will my readers.

In the meantime, I’ll have to look around to see what else I’ve been putting off.

I’m just worried that the list will be so big that I’ll be too overwhelmed to do anything.

But that’s OK, I just downloaded another Harlan Coben novel on to my phone…

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Jim Borden

Accounting Prof. at Villanova; happily married for 30+ years; father of 3 outstanding young men; vegan; interests: fitness, creativity, education, blogging, social media.

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