As most of you know, I just celebrated my 45th birthday. It definitely won’t come as a surprise to those of you, who celebrated with me on teamspeak. There were also those of you who gave me presents, both in and out of game, and I thank you all sincerely. My birthday was spent with a big smile on my face.
At midnight my time I received birthday songs in multiple languages from many of you. Not many people are blessed with an international choir celebrating their 45th birthday.
Some people may think it a bit weird, to actually want to spend your birthday at home, without visitors, on teamspeak, but I don’t find it weird at all. For the last 11 years of the total 45, this guild has been a constant factor of joy for me, and that is thanks to the people in it. It only felt natural to want to spend my birthday with the very people that I spend a substantial amount of my fun time with, whether you are those that were already around 11 years ago, or the fresh folks I am slowly getting to know properly.
I have learned so much in those past 11 years. About people, about group dynamics, about organising, about leading, but most of all about myself. I have grown older with this guild, and also wiser. I have grown cockier and less patient, but I’ve earned that with you all. 😉
I have met many of you in person over the last years, and I can say my birthday was spent in the happy company of dear friends. With good wine, great cake, song and laughter.
Of course having a partner who is willing to talk to you (and others) via teamspeak, while sitting next to you, and who understands perfectly why this is a good party, helps. After all, he brought cake and wine. 😉
Can’t wait to see some of you crazy folks at the December meet up. <3
Anyway, enough ramblings from the old woman. Go gear up you all, we have bosses to kill.