Wednesday, August 06, 2003
Tomorrow I turn 33. That is a fun year. I won't get another double double age for 11 more years.
Anything I need to do on the last day before I get another year older? Nope. Some reflection is mandatory. Some dreaming and planning is automatic.
I lost my grandfather this past year. He had the spirit of a great adventurer. He touched people everywhere he went. I savor all the times we were able to spend together and know that he's still watching and supporting me.
I published my first AAA game. Thanks PlanetSide. Growing up I probably would have thought this wasn't going to be an issue. But once I got to Mudd and QUALCOMM, I had forgotten about this dream of creating games. It is very amazing to walk into a store that has your game on its shelf. However, I think software is software as long as someone is using it. The game industry has its advantages and problems. I hope I can be part of it for a long time and make my own contributions. My dreams aren't about changing the world, just helping one project at a time.
This past year, I realized I was ready to spend the rest of my life with someone. Thanks Sophia for being you. I like you. Alot!
And next year... so many amazing things are scheduled already. My only hope is that on my next birthday I can look back and my happiest momements are not the travel, work, adventure, my cats, but my friends and family. If I can look back and say I was a good friend and a good husband, it will have been a great 33.