Monday, March 28, 2011

They Say It's Your Birthday

There's a little bit less than an hour left of my 31st birthday.  I felt like I should say something before letting this momentus occasion pass by.  To be honest, this is the first birthday I can think of in a long time that I haven't dreaded or woken up with a bad case of the birthday blues.  I don't know what it is, but I just never get excited about my birthday.  I have kind of felt like my birthday is cursed.  Yes, I am that dramatic.

Last year's birthday was a big suck fest, which unfortunately set the precedent for much of my year as a 30 year old.  2010 was, no doubt, a test....a test of faith and strength.  I can't say that I passed with flying colors, but I did learn that in order to grow into a stronger person you have to endure growing pains.  The fact that I really never had experienced this life lesson first hand until I was 30 years old is something I'm incredibly thankful for.  I think I'm good with life lessons for a while though....

This year I decided to have a different attitude.  I was all "bring in on, birthday."  I haven't been depressed about getting older and I'm feeling good about where I am.  This is seriously a foreign feeling for me regarding my birthday.  I think I likey.

My new found birthday good feelings were helped in part by a great weekend.  Friday night Jon and I stayed home to watch the UK/OSU game which may have been the most exciting game ever.  In history.  It was awesome and we won!
Saturday my family went to The Pub for my birthday dinner.  I got to sit in the Queen's chair...don't be jealous.  I got a picture with everyone that was really cute except one minor detail.  You see, my parents recently returned from Florida and Jon works outside a lot so they came together in the picture appearing as a glowing field of goldenrods.  And then there was me.  The polar bear that had somehow made the trek from Canada.  The ironic thing?  I got a spray tan gift card for a birthday present.

Sunday night we met up with a bunch of friends for my birthday and to watch the UK/UNC game.  I was secretly worried my birthday curse would steal the win from UK, but no... we won!  The curse has been broken! 

Today was a typical boring day at work, but Jon sent me a bouquet of cheerful, springy flowers to liven up the place.  Then Jenny, Sam and I went out to eat at P.F. Chang's.  Jenny never fails to be highly amusing and Sam was a little angel. 

All in all, it was a great birthday, and I have so much to be thankful for.  Bring it on, 31.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so very, very glad you like birthdays now. :)

    Love you.