I think it’s important to celebrate milestones.
I think it’s particularly important to sit back and reflect on the past and be able to pat oneself on the back and say, “Wow, I made it a WHOLE YEAR without killing anyone, ending up in a padded room, or falling down dead, myself!” And if there is growth that happened in that time, yeah, so much the better.
Please go wish my dear friend Kira a very happy birthday, today. She complains a lot less than I do, even though no one would blame her one bit if she did. And she’s an awesome mom and an inspiring writer.
But most importantly: she’s a friend worth her weight in gold, and she made it through another year. Happy birthday, Kira! (I’m still totally up for ditching the menfolk and taking you as my soulmate, babe… just say the word.)