Today I wake up facing the fact that I turn thirty. Three decades ago today I entered the world, and have seen a lot in the time that has since passed.
Yet I do not fear aging, I welcome it. There are plenty of people that do not make it this far, and every day; every experience is a battle scar, a tribute to a life lived.
I have enjoyed the last thirty years, and relish the coming thirty. I cannot wait to see the challenges that life sends me, the ups and the downs, for you cannot have or truly appreciate one without the other.
But on a day such as today, conversation always turns towards wants and desires, gifts are given and are very much appreciated. This year is no different. The gifts have been wonderful, and I have been very lucky once again.
There is one final thing I would like to see occur today, this day of days, and that is some sales. I figure a birthday is as good a day as any to promote my work, so let’s run with it. If everybody that comes to wish me a happy birthday takes the time to buy a book, or share some links on their pages, groups, public toilet walls, then maybe, just maybe I can get a little birthday surge going on.
Right, I am off to drink coffee and think birthday thoughts!