Today I turn forty-three, well actually, have already turned forty-three.  At 7:30 AM in the Eastern timezone on December 14th, 1975.  That's my specific date and time of birth.  

It's been an interesting journey since that morning on the Mayport Naval base in Jacksonville Florida.  I've moved north and I've moved south.

I've grown up and learned quite a few lessons along the way.

Met the love of my life, got married, had three amazing daughters.  That's awesome, let me tell you.

Experienced loss.  My sister five years ago and my brother last March.  Learned just how hard that could be.

Bouncing back, but with a heavier heart and a desire to leave this world with a impression of me during my lifetime.

I'm always seeking;  Knowledge, experience, connections. I want to discover and experience as much as I can and then I want to share that with others.

My word for the coming year is “Expand”. I want to see more, do more, feel more and give more in the next 365 days. I want to be happier and healthier and more wise each day.

I plan for the future but want to be present in each moment.  I've learned that nothing is ever certain.  Experience and give, every moment of every day.

Happy Birthday World!  It's going to be a great year!

— Nat