So I woke up bright and early this morning (ok, 7:30 is early for me…), plopped myself in front of my laptop with my ritual cup o’ joe, and lo and behold, there was Google morphed into a birthday cake. And then it dawned on me, today is my birthday!
After 30 years of fabulous and often and sometimes over-the-top birthday parties, I’m finally settling into my ripe old age of 31. And guess what folks? There’s no birthday party this year. There’s no it’s-all-about-me day. There’s no I-can-do-whatever-I-want day. Nope. Today is just another day, and I’m feeling good about it.
In fact, I’ll actually be headed down to Norfolk this afternoon to celebrate someone else – my cousin is getting married! So while it won’t be about me – it’ll still be a heck of a good time with friends and family. Tonight is the rehearsal dinner, and I’m quite certain many margaritas will be had by all.
But while we (or at least ME) are on the subject of my birthday, let me share with you my just because Wish List…
Today is exactly 30 days before my 31st birthday and for the first time in my life, I actually feel a bit anxious about it. Oddly, while most of my friends dreaded turning 30, I reveled in it. So why would turning 31 be any different?
Let’s just say that somehow, I thought I’d be further along now than I was at 30. Frankly, I have no idea what this entirely means, but it’s a thought I continue to have. I suppose I have a sort of “Life List” floating about in my head that I mentally check off as life goes on. And lately, I feel like I’ve checked off so little!
So, in honor of my upcoming 31st – and perhaps to ease a little anxiety (or possibly create more…), I’m going to create a 30 Things to do Before I Turn 31 list: