(picture taken today with my folks after birthday lunch)
Today I turned 37.
I still think of myself as “post-college-aged.”
But 37 is definitely “not young.”
Hell, lots of people have already had their mid-life crises by this time.
And I still like to think about what I’ll do “when I grow up.”
But when I sit back and look at my life, I am pretty darn happy with where I’m at.
In fact, this last year has been nothing short of extraordinary.
From the idea’s inception, to her artistic transformation, to grandpa’s ashes integration, to the 6 city Hug Tour of last October. As I described the whole thing last weekend, I realized it may be the artistic “performance” I am most proud of.
This birthday marks our year anniversary since first contacting each other online. It has been a growth-filled journey of rich communication and supportive adventures.
Spending time with my nephew this year has been so wonderful. I feel like his purity teaches me lessons as profound as the wisest spiritual teachers. I’ve also found a renewed respect and awe for all the parents out there.
My social life has transformed into far less clubbing and far more brunching. The truth is I really, really enjoy spending time with my parents, brother, sister-in-law, and nephew.
This year I tried to let go of ambition and focus more on being true to the moment. I tried to make ‘living in love and integrity’ my main objective. The result was more opportunities (with less stress) than I have ever had before.
I am so blessed.
If you are reading this, thank you for being a part of my life.