Normally you spend time around your birthday thinking about how much things change over the years. Me, I'm thinking about how much they've changed just in the last week!
Hopefully I can talk about it more tomorrow, my actual birthday, but that depends on just how capable I am of typing by the end of the day. The upshot of it all is that life has become exciting in ways that I had not anticipated, and it energizes me. It's seriously some of the craziest shit I've seen in awhile.
But through it all, I also see that a number of people are not as fortunate. No matter how much you try to command your own destiny, external forces can do quite a bit to fuck with it.
In any case... certainly the most interesting Jeff Putz week I've had in a long time, and mostly in a good way.