34 is not a monumental age by any means.
For me, it is a little more bittersweet.
I have now lived half of my life without my dad.
In order to honor him and everything he brought to my life,
including my love of learning and a personality that draws people from across the room,
I am bringing back his name as part of my own.
Call me Ishmael.
Because I’m pretty excited to bring this small piece back into my life.
New name, same me.