Turning 30…

My birthday isn’t until tomorrow, but I thought I better put up a blog post today since most of my readership is 3 time zones away.

Yes – tomorrow is my 30th birthday. Just in the past month or so, I’ve become resistant to the idea of getting older. But I guess that is just part of me, not liking things that I can’t do anything about 🙂

I want to say that I feel like I could have accomplished more in these first 30 years, but that’s probably not true. I’ve done a lot so far: earned 3 degrees, been a college professor, worked for a “dot com,” traveled to 8 other countries and 25 states (half way there!). Life now is, of course, great. We have a great house (filled with 2 fuzzy dogs), in a great city, and I’ve been married to Cortny for just over 7 years now. By the way, she is loveable, pretty, and wise. In case you didn’t know.

So what’s next?

In the immediate future: We’re going to continue to enjoy our time in Seattle, knowing that it isn’t permanent. I’m enjoying my work, and would like to see some new features be released. I’m happy to be able to keep working on educational research as well. As for future travel plans: we are heading to Cincinnati in March, Alaska in May (I’ll get pictures of Cortny on the zip line), Disneyland in October, and a larger trip in 2010 (Australia and New Zealand, Continental Europe, or Northern Europe and possibly Russia – we’ve got some time to have this trip planned, but we are thinking about it).

That’s where I’ve been, where I am at 30, and where I’m going next.