Birthday weekend is officially under way! American’s start decorating for Christmas in November, so as a kid I felt it was appropriate to celebrate for a full month…now honestly I’m too busy to take a whole month, but a great weekend will do. On Monday August 13th I will be turning the grand age of 31…is there a name for that birthday (where the numbers are reversed?).
In my birthday enthusiasm I found that a few of my great new Miami lady friends are also having birthdays within the same week. Hence we are going to do a great big dinner together this weekend. Absolutely the first time I have shared a birthday party and I can’t wait! Beyond that there is of course a mandatory run or two where I will think about the year and probably get a little teary. Then there is whatever fun David has planned.
Our revelation about coming birthdays lead to a great discussion about how birthdays can cause some people a lot of stress. One friend is turning the great 3-0 and another the awesome 4-0.
Certainly age brings with it things to ponder or consider…in talking with theses ladies a few themes emerged:
If I want kids how much longer can I wait? Do I want kids?
Am I pursuing my passion? What is my passion?
Have I done everything I thought I would?
Thirty-one is shaping up to be a year of NEW BEGINNINGS. Getting older does not scare me or worry me…it feels almost freeing. I am joyful to get another year, more experiences, more confidence and more life lessons.
I am going in to 31 with a fresh start in so many ways…some of which you will be hearing about right now for the first time.
A. You’ve seen the horror over cutting my hair, but it’s a fresh start! I said good bye to years of damage
B. I am saying good bye to my job of 8 1/2 years. I’ll write more about this next week…but this…is huge.
C. I know a move is coming for us in the next few months
D. I finally have answers about my health and I’m working on it
E. I am pursuing some long time dreams with an open mind and great hope
30 was filled with travel, work, running, life and lots of mentally and emotionally tough life moments. 31 is shaping up to be the year where all of that turns in to something wonderful.
Happy Friday! Hope your training is wonderful this weekend! I will be pretending I’m running somewhere without humidity.
I am grateful for friends who are filled with enthusiasm for life and help push me just outside my comfort zone to ensure that I experience amazing things.