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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

How'd I Get Here?

So here's the irony: I love birthdays and I think they're a really big deal, but I am realizing that I'm starting to dread my own.

Why?

I'll be 38 tomorrow, in fact at 4:36 a.m. I remember turning 30 and trying to make a big deal out of it, because I felt like I should. I wanted to feel something... but honestly? It didn't even bother me. Maybe for that particular birthday it was because I had all these goals I wanted to achieve before 30, and I did. I made it! I finished college (which took forever), I was married and I'd spent a good deal of time being independent and completely self-sufficient (which means I could party a lot but still make the grades and keep a full time job). All checked off the list? Yes? Then whatever!

The big 4-0 is looming in, I'm feeling it. Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to slow down or behave like I'm aging, on the contrary... I'm more active than I've ever been. But damn... How did I get to my late 30's so fast?!

I got my birthday off to a great start yesterday with a gift from my friend Julie (Hi Julie!). She bought me a 2009 desk calendar filled with quotes from The Office. Awesome!! (That's what she said!)

In the end, I'm still happy it's my birthday tomorrow. I can be a bit of a diva on my birthday, admittedly, and even, dare I say, girlie. I will enjoy it!

11 comments:

jiggins said...

Girly huh? Heheh.. Well I am sure it will be great. i am up late but will be asleep (hopefully) before you turn the big "21" again.. (though I am quite sure you are happy to not be turning that again.. haha..) Have a great day! (I'm sure you lil one is excited about your birthday..and look how happy it makes her:)

Melissa said...

Happy birthday, Lora. Randy talks about you alot. Hope your day is fabulous.

Melissa

LoraLoo said...

Jiggins: LOL Yeah It's hard to explain, I'm definitely feminine, but I'm really more comfortable with the guys... so I'm somewhere in the middle... Anyway... Thank you for the birthday wishes!

Melissa: Thank you!!!

Paticus said...

Happy birthday !!
I'm a coule of months into 38.It ain't so bad.

Paticus said...

Except, of course, that my spelling skills have fallen off dramatically.
:)

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Happy B-day Chickee Rocker! I announced your age over at my blog :) Figured if you put it here it was safe. Hope you have an excellent day celebrating YOU!

Nik said...

Birthdays are a big deal and should be treated as so. Whether the birthday person likes it or not. If not for this day, we wouldn't have you in our lives, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LORA! Hope your birthday rocks and wish you the best.

Anonymous said...

Hi girl, I have been by before. Barbara(aka Layla) announced your birthday...so have a happy one!

Question for you: The slide show you have on your blog...what software did you use to create it?
I have a few websites on-line and would like to create a slide show for one of them. Also, can the screen size be larger? Much like the size of a "You Tube" video?
If you have the time to lead me to it that would be great!

jiggins said...

to Anonymous -

If you click the slide-show - it should give you all the information you might want to know about it :D

Christina said...

Turning 30 freaked me out, but now that I look back, I'm not sure why. I will be 36 soon, and I'm already seeing the big 4-0 looming there. NOT looking forward to that one!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

Finding Pam said...

HBD! Loraloo...
I came from Barbara's blog to wish you a belated BD.

Age is relative. I still don't feel my age and I am getting old. Just remember to enjoy it all because it flies by so quickly. Attitude is everything...