Happy Birthday

In my email today, I received this listing of how to say happy birthday in multiple languages and I wanted to share it with everyone. Thank you to everyone who has sent me well wishes as I ring in the 46th 4th I have enjoyed.

生日快乐 (Sheng ri kuai le)

Hartelijk gefeliciteerd

عيد ميلاد سعيد (Eed meelaad saeed)

Su gimimo dienos proga

Alles Gute zum Geburtstag

С днем рождения (S dnem rozhdeniya)

יום הולדת שמח (Yom huledet sameakh)

Joyeux anniversaire

Wszystkiego najlepszego w dniu urodzin

La multi ani

जन्मदिन मुबारक हो (Janam din ki badhai / Janam din mubarak ho)

Pirannal aasamsakal

Buon compleanno

Feliz cumpleaños

誕生日おめでとう (Tanjoubi omedetou)

Feliz Aniversário

Doğumgünün kutlu olsun

تولدت مبارک

생일 축하해 (Saeng-il chu-ka-hae) – In friendly language (to friend or younger person) / 생일 축하드려요 (Saeng-il chu-ka-d-ryeo-yo) – In polite language (to older person)

جه‌ژنی له‌دایکبوونت پیرۆزبێ Jazhny la dayk boonit piroz

Something Old, Something New

Tuesday is my 46th birthday. I am not sad at this revelation, in fact I feel freed by it. I have spent a long time chasing something. Unsure of what this thing was, I had no idea that it was inside me all along. Chasing this beast cost me relationships, friends, family and work. It made me make dumb choices and not learn my lesson on many occasions. However, here is where I rewrite my story. Here is where I acknowledge that I lost many battles over the years but I finally won the war-with myself. I slayed the dragon called happiness. Sadly, there were many causalities along the way. While I will not publish my atonement for my sins, I also want to stop allowing my baggage to hold me hostage. I paid the ransom and now I am free.

My new focus is to take a leap beyond what I fear and forge a path that leaves a better legacy than my old story told. I want to pursue my passions and have fun too. I have been afraid of fun my whole life. I take everything so seriously and stoically, I am anti-fun. I won’t allow my fears drive my ship any longer.

As for the specifics, they will be revealed as I choose to share them. It is time to dance it out, be a gladiator and be the sun. It’s time to say yes.