BIRTHDAY EPISODE: MY Mother's Guide to Crushing Life, Kicking Ass and Never Giving UP

Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts
— Winston Churchill

This is the happiest day of my life.

Hands down. ZeroSpace, my Alien Adult Playground opens tonight.

I am turning 35, today, which in my mind was always a scary age because it was the age of Miranda when Sex and the City started and she seemed like a female crypt keeper to me with her lawyer job and awkward accessories and pleated pants and real old lady ovary problems

But, it turns out, thirty fucking five is amazing.  Because it took me this long to actually come into my body completely. To let go of the literal weight my choices had piled on top of my broken shoulder bones.

No matter what else happens in my life, today, I got to hold my mothers hand and show her that I'm going to be ok. That all the lessons she's been teaching me in her way have finally come home to roost.

Today, I finally have earned my name.

Today I finally feel like I deserve her love.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Music: Sia, Elastic Heart Remix by Noah Lampert 
Cruel Intentions remix - Simian Mobile Disco