Wow, thanks guys!
Here I was just browsing the forum and I see this!
I turned 27 today, which by my math means I am 3/4 of the way to 30.
It's been a great day. Even though I had to work, I realized that I got to spend the day in my classroom, surrounded by my students, fulfilling my dreams and doing what I love. I feel blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful people and thank you all for adding even more icing to that cake.