Level Up!

Do you anticipate or dread birthdays? For me, birthdays bring up such mixed emotions. I often feel grateful for another year of life, adventures, and sanctification. But some years bring up feelings of ennui. I ask myself, “What do I have to show for myself this year?” or “Why doesn’t my life feel like I…

Half a Celebration

Today is my half birthday. The halfway point between two orbital cycles. The marker of six months of growth. The peak before the roller coaster into another year begins. That deserves some celebration. Or at least recognition! Today, I took at least a moment to think of how different my life was six months ago.…

My Log Flume Ride into Adulthood

Click. Click. Click. Click. Click WHOOOSH! I had a long time to click up this ride slowly, anticipating the plunge that was inevitable. The plummet into adulthood taunted me seemingly just out of reach. I worked, but wasn’t full time. I saved for retirement, but not aggressively. I went to bed when I felt like…

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