(Originally posted on September 28, 2012 at 365DreamProject.com)

As the birthday dream window slides gently closed, I wanted to reflect on the birthday-specific wishes and dreams I’ve had today as I’ve had time to drive and think and talk about them since. 

Anyone can get through life. Survive it. Breathe air. Do the cycle of things. Chase happiness, get bigger and more noticeable, move upward toward an arbitrary goal. 

But I want more than that, as we all secretly do. What is it though? What is this one thing I want? What fits in all the empty places?

I think I’m finally figuring it out. 31 years later.