The other night while my sweetie and I were celebrating my birthday over a nice Italian dinner, I was kind of reviewing the past year. Forty-three, I declared, had been a pretty good one. I'd had some fun and done some good work.
So what did I want 44 to be like, Anthony asked me. I sipped my pinot grigio and thought about that. More anything, I told him, I would like 44 to be about forward motion.
"You mean, like 'forty-fourward?'" he replied.
Yes! That's what this year needs--a gimmick! So forty-fourward it is.
Earlier in the day, we'd taken this commemorative birthday photo at Turner Field. I hope Hank Aaron wouldn't mind my using his retired number for my own inspirational purposes. (I'm sure he wouldn't mind being seen in public with my awesome birthday candle crown.)
You know that feeling you get sometimes, like you're just treading water? You're working hard, but you're just stuck in one place? I'm ready to focus on getting certain areas of my life unstuck. For the next year, I want to concentrate on pursuing new work opportunities, stretching myself creatively, and paying off debt. Forty-fourward!