My 47th birthday kicked in with lunch at Benihana with my ol’ partner and friend Heather.

It was hard to break free even after two and a half hours —there was so much to talk about.

This time of year is always jam packed, but there is an extra strong desire to connect more meaningfully.

Shared birthday celebration with Richard and our overlapping set of family and friends that evening.

I’m wrapping my head around many passionate thoughts which are forming through conversations.

There is an urgency to channel these thoughts and feelings into something greater.

There are many moving parts.

Beneath everything is resolve.

I am surrounded by so much love and care.

My spirit is buoyed as I move forward.