Today is my birthday. I’m 34 years old.
I know today won’t be all lounging around, reading a book, drinking fruity cocktails poolside. My life isn’t that way, and I’m ok with that. Instead I’m spending the day cleaning, running errands, working out, and tonight I’ll go on a special birthday date with my hubby. A rare (and expensive!) occurrence.
I posted my Life List on the site. Feel free to read, comment, and if you write your own I’d love to see it! I’m only up to the 70s-but hope to pass 100 soon. I don’t think this will be the kind of list that ever depletes. As things get crossed off, I’ll add more. I hope someday when I’m old(er) and gray I will look back at all the things I checked off and feel a deep sense of satisfaction.
I’m finally learning birthdays aren’t all about the toys, time off, or surprises that rarely come. They are more about knowing your time on this Earth is fleeting, and celebrating life.
Of course I wouldn’t have a birthday without my parents. Thank you mom and dad for making me possible. Without you, and the support of my kind, loving, amazing husband I wouldn’t be who I am today.
Off to blow out some imaginary candles-
PS If you’d like to show my some birthday love, please donate to my 5k run for Tanner. I’ll be wearing a tutu and running in Central Park so that lone is worth a few bucks.
Or you can just leave me some comment love. 🙂