It's been ten days since I have written anything. I have been busy with birthday celebrations, reading advanced copies of amazing books, celebrating with friends, and buying Apple products. That's a pretty full agenda.
Before my current employer, I never appreciated the workplace culture of "pretending" about birthdays. Everyone pretending that no one knows that someone has a birthday, stealthly circulating a card to be signed, smuggling in treats or something to share, then everyone acting surprised when the birthday wishes fly.
So at my current job, we do it so much differently. We own our birthdays. We plan ahead, are responsible for bringing in treats, or something to share, and enjoy the time celebrating another wonderful year on this earth.
That's the way to do it. Cheers to another year.