35: No Jive

Who am I kidding? For as long as I live, there will always be jive in my life– in all of its forms. Today is my 35th birthday. Some years go flying past without much to note. This was not one of those years. Like every year, there were laughter and tears… but this past year was particularly perspective changing. Previously “important” things were rendered trivial and other priorities became hyper focused. I suppose that is just par for the course and the price of doing business as I make my way one more time around the sun. As in years past, this year finds me super contemplative. As I’ve mentioned, I’m currently in Georgia; surrounded by my family. Few things make me happier. As Josh is flying in this coming weekend, I feel like my cup runneth over. In recent years, I haven’t felt too celebratory– wanting little attention called to the occasion. I’m still kind of in that mindset, but this year has really reminded me what a gift birthdays are. Taking birthdays for granted is not something I do anymore. Turning another year older isn’t always a given. So, today, for my birthday, my only request is that you send some love out into the universe. Tell those around you how much you love them. You should be doing this anyways, but now you have an official excuse. How could you say, “no” to this girl?

A collage of school pics

Until next year… hopefully!


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