bday reflection

(picture taken today with my folks after birthday lunch)
family on bday
Today I turned 37.
It’s funny….
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.

The Hugmobile
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.
Andicat, Huggy, & Me

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.

as happy as I get
Caleb J
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.
family on bday

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.

  1. #1 written by spotman May 28th, 2008 at 21:51

    you rock brotha! keep rocking it! so glad to read this post, you are such an inspiration to everyone that is a part of your life!

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  2. #2 written by SisterJulia May 29th, 2008 at 06:54

    Hey Sweet One

    Thank you for likewise blessing us.

    Big kissesxxxx

    RE Q
  3. #3 written by Kelly Fay May 29th, 2008 at 07:32

    Sooo honored to be your friend. Now another fresh year before you, full of….well, anything AND everything! Love, blessings, admiration, and laughter to you and your whole tribe.

    RE Q
  4. #4 written by Deva May 29th, 2008 at 10:51

    Hope you had a great birthday! Keep on rockin the pink and the love! I wish you a very happy, joy-filled year ahead… with oodles of hugs…and lots of love…


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  5. #5 written by Meegs May 30th, 2008 at 06:07

    Happy Birthday sweetie. You give so much love to the world… I’m glad you have so much in your life. Hopefully this year will prove to be even better then the last.


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