Happy 32nd Birthday!
For the past few years, I have woken up on my birthday, terrified. I wake up, realize it's November 7th, and think "was I good enough this year?" The question haunts me and defines whether I will be celebrated or not. I don't calculate the answer by my accomplishments, publications, conferences, or awards. Instead, I tabulate my friendships. I start visualizing my close family and friends and wondering was I good enough to her this year? How did I make him feel? Did I show up