So I’m not sure how I’m feeling about my birthday coming up. Yes the big 32. Living the ‘basketball life’ demands a certain schedule and time commitment that makes it difficult to spend time pursuing other activities and spending time with loved ones, so there are some things that I have been unable to do thus far, which I would have wanted. However, as I reflect and think about all that I have accomplished in the 32 yrs I’ve been on this earth, I am so thankful and appreciative of all that I have experienced to date. I’m so grateful to be in a position where I have the means to do many of the things that I want as well as the liberty of making decisions for myself, which can easily be taken for granted when growing up and living in countries where people have freedom of expression. It is said that 30’s is the new 20’s. Not for me though…I mean, I am still and will always be young at heart, but for me it seems that 30’s is the new 40’s or even 60’s. I say this because I have become so much wiser in the little time that I have spent thus far being a 30-something, that I sometimes feel a bit wise beyond my years. I have found that reflecting on the small details of life has brought me wisdom. By details, I don’t mean the houses, the cars, the cloths, I mean the ones that really count like quality time with loved ones, an unexpected card, giving back to the community, and giving someone a genuine compliment. So I welcome this new upcoming year, one in which I will continue to grow as an individual both on and off the court.