Naoto just informed me a moment ago that his official nickname for me “internet girl” is changing to “internet old lady” as this is my 35th birthday.
I looked back on my life last night, drinking a very nice pinot gris and waiting for Naoto to get back from putting Maika down to sleep.
I was thinking about what I have accomplished so far that I am most proud of:
Lived in three countries, been to four continents
two lovely children
own our own home
Been lucky enough to experience both full time work and full time motherhood
Had three short stories published at “pro” rates
Translated a short story from Japanese
(and I wish I could say “wrote my first novel”, but that’s about three thousand words away as of yet, although I still might make my January 1st deadline)
And I am thinking, this morning, that I am a fairly lucky girl (oh, sorry Naoto, “old lady”).