"I've discovered that my own little postage stamp of native soil was worth writing about and that I would never live long enough to exhaust it."
- William Faulkner

Monday, January 10, 2011

looking ahead

I have a birthday this year (Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise).

It’s a big one.

It’s a round number that ends in 0.

And it shall be henceforth referred to as the Birthday That Must Not Be Named (or not referred to at all).

And I’m aware much of the Earth has reached said birthday and lived to tell the tale. But I haven’t yet, and I’m dreading it. Let me mourn my twenties in my own way.

Now that’s out of the way, since my last birthday, I’ve been thinking about how to make this one feel special and less evil. I want to feel spectacular, young and totally hot. I’ve always wanted to be a redhead; maybe this is the year I take the plunge? Or perhaps I should go somewhere awesome like Darby did. Her birthday trip to Italy looked amazing.

You may ask why I’m already thinking about this, but isn’t it much more fun to look forward to something than to dread it? I come from a family of worriers, so I know that to be true. Time stops for no man (or woman), so I have to embrace it and look forward whether I like it or not!

What do you think I should do?


Laura Merrill said...

I'm not sure what you should do, but I love the phrase "Lord willin' and the creek don't rise."

Anonymous said...

lordy msks I am right in that same boat. my bday which shall not be named will be in july. already planning a trip out of town to drown my sorrows.

so my advice is dye your hair red (i recently went brown!) and then take a fun vaca to remember how great your 20s were, and to usher in a great new decade!

laura mcwhirter

Anonymous said...

Just remember that your mom will be 58 this year! That ought to make you feel better.

Jan Johnson said...
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Jan Johnson said...

Oh I feel your pain! I'll be said number on Feb. 5, which is unfortunately not that much longer! I did tell Michael though that I wanted a chocolate cake from my favorite bakery, a BIG ONE, and didn't want to share it! ;)

mary-kathryn said...

travel and take me with you.... mine is 13 months away!

LT (and Max) said...

i'll be hitting in a few months sooner than you, so i'm right there with you friend.
i'm planning a really fun trip and will be partying like a rock star. won't you join me? we can rock our 30th together.

Anonymous said...

Now you know, Jenny is not going to let you go red!! And I don't think this side of #0 will make you any less fabulous and hot! But you should for sure take an awesome trip based entirely around food! Harper

Marty Cooper said...

Go RED and go some place awesome! And get a new outfit for something special!

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