Well, August was my month for celebrating 50 years. Although I generally try to fly under the radar as far as birthdays go, I decided this was one to embrace and celebrate more publicly than is my nature.
I’m filled with gratitude to see and feel all of the heartfelt wishes throughout the month – on Facebook, at our Big Bash on the 23rd, and in person throughout the month. I appreciate our practice friend, Justine M.’s Facebook message, “Congratulations, you made it to the middle, only 50 more to go.” It prompted me to reflect on the challenges, surprises, and good fortune thus far and consider what will be important for the next half.
Although I don’t claim to be clairvoyant or an expert on life, I sense that the next few years will be more contemplative. With these years under my belt at this point, I will be even better able to serve myself and my family and bring an even greater breadth and depth of insight to our patients.
Thanks to my patient and loving family, dedicated and nurturing staff and our loyal and remarkable patients, we have a warm, healthy, thriving community filled with learning, sharing, growth and support. Cheers to many more healthy and beautiful years for all of us — I have you to thank for this!