i love my birthday

the last 2 posts have been a bit heavy so i thought i would lighten things up for the weekend.

27th birthday - celebrating early in my office!

it’s almost my birthday (september 1) and i love my birthday.

i love my birthday because:

1.) i love planning parties and

2.) i love presents (both giving and receiving)

i fully blame my parents for this addiction to my birthday. as kids, they gave us themed parties that were over the top each year, and bought us the most creative and wonderful presents, and encouraged us to celebrate our birthday for the whole weekend, and even forced us to celebrate our half birthdays (for those who didn’t grow up in my family – your half birthday is 6 months from your actual birthday) because my dad said waiting to celebrate your birthday only once every 12 months was way too difficult.

last year i turned 30 and it was a bit dramatic and difficult, but after a birthday dinner with family, and another party with friends, and a weekend in vegas with gina, i felt better.

this year i turn 31, and i’m really excited about it. although this past year has at times been confusing and complex, i have loved being in my 30’s – i feel more confident than ever about who i am, what i’m good at and what i’m terrible at, and how to prioritize so that i’m only involved in things that i’m good at.

so i’m glad to be turning 31 – if it means another step closer to fully becoming me.

and of course, i’m excited about the party and the presents, too!

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Larry Shallenberger on August 21, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    “31? You’re a pup!”, replied the graying, wrinkled childbirth’s pastor.


  2. Posted by amyedolan on August 21, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    oh larry, please!~ you have more energy and ideas than all of us 30 year olds combined!


  3. […] and grateful. as you may know, i’m a big fan of birthdays and i especially love my ownbirthday. so after a very full day yesterday of eating at my favorite restaurants, and cheering on the cubs […]


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