Today, on the day that I turn 29 and start my 30th year, I wanted to take this space as a place to honor and thank all of you that I have known in my life. You have been part of making me who I am and who I will be. It has been a pleasure to meet and know youall. Without your love and support I could not accomplish as much as I do. I hope that in the years that my life continues, we will continue to know each other and share in the joy of life.

Some words from Rumi I think are quite beautiful for today:

Any chance meeting

In every gathering, in any chance meeting
on the street, there is a shine, an elegance

rising up. Today I recognize that that
jewel-like beauty is the presence, our loving

confusion, the glow in which watery clay gets
brighter than fire, the one we call the Friend.