The year before I turn 40…

The year before I turn 40…

In late June, I turned 39. Here’s a picture from that day. I woke up to some flowers, balloons, and a fruit basket sent from some of my dearest friends and colleagues who live nowhere near me. Then I went to Facebook to answer some messages that mostly read like: “Happy bday! Have a good one!” while generic, there’s still a sense of appreciation and humor in engaging this way on social media.