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Another year older

Today is not only Earth Day, but also my birthday. Yes I was born on Earth Day. Time to celebrate being one year older, turning 33, and surviving another year. Especially surviving another year in a pandemic.

It’s hard to believe that another year has gone by and I’m another year older. My parents probably feel this even more so, and I get it. Being a parent now, I can totally understand how they feel. I was talking to my dad close to my son and sister’s birthday in February and I could totally hear it in his voice. It’s hard to explain, but I’m sure many of you will know and may have heard it in the voices of other parents.

I’ll admit that I have thinking of my birthday and being a year older recently. It can be difficult not to when you know that it’s coming up. I’ve been realizing how I feel a little different than I have over the last couple of years.

I remember I was a bit nervous about turning 30. Not sure why, but I guess many of us go through this sort of thing about turning a certain age. At least, that’s what I imagine.

Whether I liked it or not, my 30th birthday came and went.

With time, my mindset has changed. Now, I’m 33 and I’ve been looking at this birthday differently. I was kind of looking forward to it. Yes, I’ve been looking forward to turning 33. At least, that’s what I was feeling during the last couple of weeks.

So, hopefully, 33 will be a good year. I look forward to seeing where life takes me over the next year.

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