I was born!
This year has been particularly transformative, as I discovered my endless well of interest in all things health policy, started this blog to help explore my knowledge, and applied for my first real Adult Jobs.
I also graduated from college, had major surgery, and lived in three different cities (Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, and Kansas City. I narrowly missed my fourth, Washington D.C., but I'm hoping to get there in about a month).
It's truly a charmed, blessed life I live, and I'm so glad that you continue to come by and read my insignificant thoughts in this little corner of the internets. The positive feedback I've received here and at TPM Cafe is a fabulous birthday present.
So here's to another year; I hope it brings lots of learning, and I hope we all keep working toward our ultimate goal in our often short-sighted blogging endeavors -- quality, affordable, and accessible health care for all. Now that would be a great birthday present...