Saturday, May 7, 2016

Another Birthday post

So today is my birthday and I am now 47 years old.  I don't post about my birthday every year but I thought I would for this one.  I do feel old but not in the cliche sort of way.

While I'm older and wiser, I wish I still had my youthful physique and under 200 lbs weight.  It doesn't feel like it was that long ago that I was running marathons and staying out all night drinking and whatnot.  Today, I can barely run 12 miles a week and am in bed before 10 most nights.

It is nice to get a bunch of Happy Birthday wishes from friends on Facebook, some of whom I forgot this year.  It is also creepy to get those same wishes via LinkedIn.

The last time my birthday fell on a Saturday, I was unemployed and opted not to go to the wedding of someone from the RCYA gang.  They didn't take it well and unfriended me.  Next month another person from that group is getting married and we unfortunately cannot make the wedding.  I'm hoping it won't be quite as traumatic this time around.

Alas, I do not have any plans for my birthday.  Tomorrow is Mother's Day and Nightingale is out of town with Natasha.  I have Boris and we are just hanging out.  My mom offered to let me go out and meet the guys for a drink after Boris goes to bed but I don't have any guys to meet.  Plus the thought of being out late doesn't really appeal to me anymore.  And that is okay.

The fact of the matter is, there is a huge difference between being able to do whatever you want for your birthday and opting to do nothing versus wanting to do something and not being able to.  There were many birthdays were I tried to get friends to help me celebrate and no one was available.  (These same friends were often livid if I couldn't help them celebrate their birthdays...needless to say they are no longer a significant part of my life anymore.) 



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6 comments:

  1. Happy birthday! Doing nothing sure feels uh-mazing. Especially when you are ordinarily super busy.

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  2. Happy birthday!

    And so weird that someone unfriended you because you couldn't make it to their wedding. That sounds very immature. I'm sure you explained the situation too, right?

    I feel that I am a lot more understanding of people's weddings since I've had my own. For instance, one of my friends from high school is not inviting me to his wedding this summer and I"m okay with it. I told him that I totally get that there are budget restrictions and lots of things to take into account. Honestly, it's kind of nice not to have to worry about *another* wedding!

    Anyway, doing nothing is superb. Hope you had fun! My birthday hasn't been on a weekend in a while.

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      yeah there was probably more underlying feelings involved from that party and it is what it is.

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  3. Wishing you Joy, Success and Happiness in Life! partyopedia
    Hoping you Make the Most of your Big Day Today! - Happy Birthday

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