Ten years ago I was walking with a cane and felt a lot older than I do now. My rheumatoid arthritis is under control. While I still feel pain every day, it is insignificant compared to what it once was.
I guess I'm lucky that my birthday comes near the end of the year. That way the nostalgia of the year and and another trip around the sun are pretty close together.
My life has changed quite dramatically in the last few years. As has my business.
I am happy to say that I've built a life and a job I enjoy very much. I work and play with some amazing people. And I can't wait to see what the next year brings!
It seems like I'm constantly saying this, but I am eternally grateful for the friends I have all over the world. Thanks to technology, I am in touch with people from high school, college, graduate school, various jobs, I.T. communities, and a dozen other places.
At some point, all my friends (in Sacramento and everywhere else) started out as people who just wandered into my life at some point. Some of my friends I've never met face to face, but we've connected electronically for years.
Of all the important things in my life, my friends are my favorite. And I'm blessed to have so many.
That's all I had to say.