Today Is My 34th Birthday
...and all I want is MORE BOOKS! ^_^
Another year older.
34 years ago today, my mother’s life changed forever. She gave birth to a feisty, fussy little missy who, she’ll tell you, hasn’t changed much in the past three decades.
I have always looked forward to my 30s.
I spent most of my teens and 20s sacrificing the fun stuff because I felt sure that my 30s would be the best time of my life. I can’t tell you why I felt that way, but I did.
You can trace most elements of my life today back to anywhere from my toddler to my teen years. For example, at two years old, I wanted to be a writer. By 16 years old, I knew I wanted an FJ Cruiser and dreamed of traveling across North America in an RV.
I specifically wanted to experience the desert. I had never stepped foot on desert soil, but I already knew I would love it.
I also felt sure I would have all this by my 30s, and I was right. I bought my FJ and camper a few months before my 31st birthday and drove to Nevada a week before my birthday celebrations.
Another year, another chapter.
My mother jokes that she’s terrified whenever I start with, “You know what I’d like to do…? 🤔”
Because chances are, I’ll do it. It takes root and festers in my brain, and the next thing you know, I’m towing a travel trailer from Wyoming to Mexico “to see what it’s like”.
Despite these happy accomplishments, 33 was a rough year. I came pretty close to losing a business I have had since I was 16 years old, fought an autoimmune condition (I am finally winning!), and definitely had some dark moments.
So, I am extremely appreciative that I get to start 34 off on the right foot.
Today, I started a temporary contract working on Google’s Project Magi.
I’m part of the team training the new beta AI used in Google’s search engine. If you know me, you know I am a devout Android girl and lover of all things Google. In fact, that’s how I got the contract. The interviewer told me:
You are the only person we have interviewed who knows Magi and has used it before!
Being a Google nerd who likes to try unstable beta products finally paid off! 😅
It’s only a contract gig, and it ends on December 31st. However, there’s much to be said for getting my foot through the tech door just one month into my master’s degree at WGU.
All I want for my birthday is MORE BOOKS!
If you’re feeling generous, I have a wish list of books on Amazon. Please only choose the Kindle or eBook versions. Life in 150 SF doesn’t leave much room for physical books.
My friends complain every year when I only ask for books, so here are some other options:
All gifts and well wishes are greatly appreciated. Happy Monday! ^_^