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Today is a special day for me, because it is my birthday. There really is no justified reason to celebrate a birthday. I did no work to be born. But I’m gonna take every “happy birthday!” and the possibly terrible birthday cake and relish it all. It means I’m getting another year of life. And while birthdays are common and happen everyday, I don’t think it’s appreciated enough. So happy birthday to me and cheers to a life-giving God.

Remember you are dust and to dust you will return

A Father for Ash Wednesday
The world can’t hold me too much ambition

The world can’t hold me too much ambition

Come at me, 2014

2013 was uncertainty and anticipation of something better. I didn’t know (and still don’t know) a lot of things and I haven’t figured out the “something better” that I was waiting for. It is ok, because the doubts didn’t stop me from visiting my family in Paris, applying to and getting a new job, teaching third and fourth graders in Sunday school. I guess I should be grateful for whatever good did come from 2013 but I’m not. I feel like I could’ve seized so much more from 2013. That’s what sucks about looking back at the year; you regret not taking more from life.

This new year may not turn out much more different, but I want more than what I got out of 2013. So you better bring it, 2014. Cause I’m going to ask and do more. Refine my art. Keep my nose in the news. Read more books. Be kind. Love better. Try and fail. Try again.

 2014, I’m looking you in the face and I’m ready for you.

Missing my sister already. See you in Russia!! :) ♥♥

Missing my sister already. See you in Russia!! :) ♥♥