Today is my birthday and I’ve taken the day off to use my Disney pass. I’m 34 and not ashamed of it. I’m glad I began my blog back in 2003 because reading through the years has given me a lot of insight into how my opinions and aspirations have changed over the years. Do I get down sometimes? Probably. But I’m also grateful and amazed at all the good things that have come my way. Whenever things get me down, I channel that into an even better story or comic than the last one I wrote, and every year is a step closer to where I want to be as a storyteller. Every good punchline is my mother’s cancer, a finished manuscript is the perilous economy, and another cartoon released is a bad day at work. So it’s not easy. So you don’t get anything for free. Or maybe anything at all. I got this far and I’m not done yet.