This week, I took one step closer to CC Version 4.0 (i.e. a birthday). Not there yet though.
It has been a good birthday 'season' good times with special people, good food, and really enjoying a film festival that occurs each November here in StL.
There is much introspection as well. Who do I want to be? What is my moral obligation to my family (in terms of proximity)? How long will the American experiment last? (It is going very well but I am increasingly losing touch with my homeland. I have spent 25% of my life in the US.)
To quote Rush, "if you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice". Yikes. Thanks, Neil.
More heaviness later... For now, I'm celebrating version 3.0 which worked out pretty well. When I was 30, I had never completed a triathon or played the piano. I hadn't seen Europe or Hawaii. Despite major academic success (at a monstrous time investment), I hadn't really done much with my career.
(I'm certainly not done on that front, but there have been some wins.) And I was fairly lonely in a town without many friends. (I have since found wonderful people in StLouis.)
so.... what's next?