Today is my Birthday! My 30th birthday in fact, the one you really dread. Or I did anyway. 30 always seemed to be the final stop on the youth train. The Being young service on platform 1 terminates here. Please do not board this train. But what can you do hey, thats the nature of time and the short lives we are blessed with. Im lucky enough to be sitting in the sun at a cafe, drawing and being all reflective and philosophical (as per my own personal birthday tradition) and honestly, whether I think of myself as young or old, life is good. I have great people around me, my fitness is better than its ever been, as is my artistic ability, and my Japanese too. Im working on some really cool things Ill post about in the fullness of time when Im done, and Im finally getting on top of a lot of things Ive left unfinished or even unstarted for far too long. If this is what being old is really like, maybe there was nothing to worry about after all. Happy Birthday to me! Now heres a quick sketch I did just now (Im trying out different poses for this character, trying to find something interesting that works the way Id like, not there yet but I like it anyway) And a photo of the birthday cupcake I just had. True story.