It's officially my birthday. I'm now 47.
As usual with my birthdays - of late anyway - I spend a lot of time thinking about them in the weeks prior, evaluating my past year, dreading the change of numbers (a little), making plans for the new year (a lot) and creating challenges for myself. By the time the day arrives, I'm usually a little bit over it and ready to just celebrate and move on.
Today is no different except that today I don't have to work! It's my first nonworking birthday since I turned 40, so I plan to celebrate the shit out of that. Plus I have friends from 4 different states descending upon my city to hang out with me this weekend. I've made a handful of plans and left everything else up to spontaneity and random chance. It should be good.
In the midst of my planning and adventures and list making and resolutions for the coming year, it behooves me to remember this quote's sentiment. Perhaps 47 should be less about what I would like the world to give me and more about what I can contribute. Focus more on my impact and less on the ways the world impacts me. Develop a bit more of a global perspective.
We only get one
And like it or not, we're all intertwined.
And speaking of intertwining, there should be a lot more of that this year too.
Ok, I'm off. Go check out's Hy's blog and view the gorgeous boobs on display. Happy Friday everyone!
I love the phrase "nothing but blue skies." It takes me to open highways on the first day of a road trip, wide open windows on the first day of spring, waking up on a day off, the luscious sense of freedom on the first day of vacation.
Beginnings. Anticipation. Excitement.
Beauty and infinity in equal measure and nothing but blue skies in every direction.