So I am having a bit of birthday backlash this year. Everyone who has met me more than once can probably tell you my birth date because I am one of those annoying people who didn't stop celebrating birthdays once they turned 12. I believe that your birthday is your own personal holiday, and you should be able to do whatever you want on that day. I also believe that you can celebrate for the full birth date month, but at a minimum a week. I think you should tell strangers and people with the dessert menus in restaurants and bartenders that it is your birthday. Except now. I think I finally hit the birthday wall.
I thought that 30 was supposed to be a scary milestone, but mine was awesome. I decided to drag friends to Puerto Rico for a long weekend, and to add to the excitement, Groom proposed a few days before our trip. I don't think I can get away with that for another 9..well, 8 years and 6 days, I guess.
31 is an adult age. There is no getting around this. It just sounds really old to me. And its not really an exciting number to celebrate. I could celebrate the fact that I am ten years past being able to legally drink. Huh, maybe that will be the way to cheer me up:
21 me: Drink my age in shots 31 me: Drink things that are aged
21 me: In college and bar tending 31 me: in grad school (that's weird) but have a "real" job
21 me: paying $325 in rent 31 me: paying 6 times that and saving for a down payment
21 me: suffering very sad break up 31 me: planning wedding
21 me: hoping to travel 31 me: traveled for 2 jobs to about 35 states, lived in 4 cities, went to Italy
21 me: sisters are horrid people 31 me: adore my little sisters
21 me: feeling trapped in small town 31 me: feel content that if I'm trapped I can do something about it
I think my 21 year old self would think my 31 year old self was more interesting than she expected. That actually made me feel a lot better. Now I wonder what 41 will be like? Will I be covered in kids and living in the suburbs (well, I can handle the first part, but not the burbs part) Will I live in more cities, or will DC be my home? Will I be working on my PhD then? Interesting...
For my birthday present to myself, I'm trying the 30 days of yoga challenge at my studio. I started today. Let's see how this goes, shall we?