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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