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Filed in: personal, Tue, Nov 14 2006 05:43 PT

It’s only appropriate that I should begin this post at 2:30 in the morning. During the day, there are so many messages to tend to. So much work to do. So many ideas to chase. At night, the whoosh of the HEPA filter is my comfort, and I have the chance to make sense of all the signals that pass through me.

Since about June, I have made myself scarce. I left Blue Flavor, the company I co-founded in 2005. I stepped down as lead for the WaSP Accessibility Task Force. I begged out of a million existing obligations. I went on a cruise. I hung out with friends. I did some work on a project I’ve had on my mind for over a year.

Sometimes people have to get away from it all. That’s what I did. People always talk about perspective and how they need to get some. I did that, too. Today is my 32nd birthday, and I am a fuller, wiser person for the experiences I’ve had over the last few months. I’ve floated past glaciers, and I’ve seen mountain peaks by train. I did a 10-mile run. And I flew too close to the sun. All valuable experiences. Even falling. Especially falling.

One response to “Hibernation”

  1. shana says:

    Belated happy birthday. Mine is Saturday. The big 3-0! November rocks.

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