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February 2, 2012 at 7:37 am | Posted in Life and Living | Leave a comment
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This weekend marks my 29th birthday.  I have been waiting for this moment since I started this blog nearly two years ago.  Two years ago, I had no idea where I would be at this point in my life, but I had goals, some of which I have met and some of which it was just not in the cards. But I guess now, I am truly pushing thirty.

I will spend my birthday with some of the best friends a girl could ask for, preparing for my upcoming wedding, followed by an evening surrounded by people who love me, who will come out to a place of my choosing just to be with me.  I will have my future husband, whose birthday recently passed, by my side.  We will celebrate 29 together, and hopefully many more birthdays.  When I think of it this way, I consider myself really lucky.

Each year when my birthday is coming up, I start getting mixed feelings of excitement and somberness.  I don’t really know where the excitement comes from, because it’s definitely not getting older at this point, but if I had to guess, it must have something to do with the extra attention and affection one receives on their birthday.  One might think that this is how royalty feels everyday.  I do know where the somberness comes from.  The reality that the numbers keep going up, even as we attempt to grasp on to the carefree times of years past.

I guess that’s something that is really at the heart of this blog.  The idea of time.  Sure the structures of time are somewhat arbitrary, but one cannot deny that time exists, things change, and at the end of the day, you have no idea what is going to happen that may change the plans you had.

I think something I have gotten better about in the past few years is making it count.  I go out with my friends. I travel. I make love. I play with my dog. I see live performances.  I eat delicious food.  I sleep.  I watch tv.  I write.  I dance and sing in public like no one is watching.  I laugh. I smile.  I dream. I do meaningful work that has the power to change lives.  I say what’s on my mind.  I remember.

I see many more great years ahead of me.

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