I’m Right Where I’m Supposed To Be

Last April before my summer hiatus, I wrote about where I expected my life to be by the time my 31st birthday rolled around.  I was pretty upset back then that nothing I had planned had come to fruition.  A few friends texted me afterwards to say, “Maybe my life isn’t where I thought it would be, but I wouldn’t change where my life is.”  In other words, I’m right where I’m supposed to be and my life is pretty darn good.


Old City of Jerusalem at 5:30 am on Friday, August 5, 2016.  The Western Wall (Kotel) at sunrise was one of the highlights of the trip.

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Last summer I was e-mailing with an old friend from high school that I hadn’t spoken with since graduation.  His Facebook account was hacked, which led him to post a very random “happy birthday” on my wall (it was a number of months after my birthday).  My response helped him figure out his account was hacked while also leading to a conversation via FB messaging that turned into e-mail correspondence.  The communication fizzled pretty quickly at that point; but, one thing stuck with me.  I had sent him a link to the blog and his response was: “I totally checked out / stalked your blog the day that I got your email.  You’re very forthcoming and honest!  I don’t think I could publish a blog and share my innermost thoughts publicly.”

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