The conventional wisdom may be to keep your birthday wishes secret, but I believe there is a power in having your wishes witnessed, especially in list form. Here are my birthday wishes, snapshot-of-a-moment-style, 2012. I forgot one item: I wish for my memoir-in-progress to continue percolating in a way that I enjoy so that my readers will enjoy it too and get something deep, true, thought-provoking, and inspiring by reading it.
Oh. P.S. Here is a post I wrote about birthdays two years ago when I was in Colombia. I am a big believer in celebrating birthdays as much as possible, and even moreso as we get older.