Hi Universe, it’s Lanea here. I know it’s been a little while; I’m sure you’re just glad I haven’t been harassing you with the IPOD game lately. Don’t worry, I’m going back to Seattle in June for a few weeks and I’m sure Megan and I will do as much damage as possible during that time .
Anyway, as I turn thirty-two today I realize that I needed to say a big thank you to you. I know, don’t fall out or anything, but in all seriousness I really wanted to say thank you. I thought about it last night and over the last thirty-two years I have been incredibly blessed in my life, particularly over this last year. I was able to work with people for over a decade, sharing with them their best moments in life and their worst. I was able to help individuals release secrets that had been plaguing their lives for years and reclaim their happiness. I was able to mark several things off of my live list, including kissing the most beautiful woman in the world, and finding the courage to follow my heart and find my true happiness. I would say all in all it has been one fabulous ride, and I can’t wait to see what is next.
I know the ride hasn’t always been easy. For the days that I ended up exhausted, in tears, and screaming at you that I couldn’t handle anything else and I was done, thank you for continuing to push me past my limits. You have shown me just how strong I am and how much I am capable of. My only hope is that I can spend the next how many years I am here encouraging and inspiring others to be able to take risks, push through roadblocks and live with passion, gratitude, and above all else happiness.
I also know the ride is only just beginning, and there is a lot more for me on my journey, tough times as well as amazing times, and yes, I’m sure we will have to go through that teach Lanea patience lesson a few more thousand times. I know the tough times only help me to recognize all that I do have in my life.
Thank you for my friends, my family, and my courage and strength to do what even I think is all out crazy and ridiculous at times. I read in a horoscope book once that May 11th birthdays are known for being out there in their eccentric ways, and have a tendency to do and think very differently than everyone else. That when we speak the people who know us usually hold their breath, and after we have spoken those same people usually gasp. I just wanted to let you know that you definitely didn’t miss the mark with me. Thank you!