I could spend the next few paragraphs explaining to you why I have been MIA- and I will tell you a few stories later because they are funny- but I’m not going to dwell on it because I really hate when bloggers do that. The truth is I got busy and things got crazy and blah blah blah because you all get it.
Anyway, today is my birthday and I am 28- yup that is my story and I am sticking to it. I could totally pass for 28- most days- hey I still get carded for alcohol like a lot. I very happily hand over my ID with a “yes you may and aren’t you a wonderful person.” The best response I get to that is when people are like “well we have to card anyone who looks under 30” – I will take that, because the truth is that today I am 35 and I am a little depressed about it. No matter how many people say that 30 is the new 20 (and seriously don’t you want to smack those people?) it’s still closer to 40 than 30- so you know that makes me a bit sad.
But in most ways I so do not feel like I am 35- I think it’s because I spent my 20’s in grad school. When most people were starting their careers I was still putting on a backpack and walking across the quad to class- ok I still do this now but with a nicer bag and better shoes- but still in reality I am only four years into my career. Of course I never really feel out of place because of that because all of my friends are in the same place- but I do tend to feel it keenly when my birthday approaches and my doctor tells me that any pregnancy after this birthday will be considered high risk because of my age- ouch that hurts.
But I feel better this year than I have in a long while- I have been working out with cardio and weights and bending into impossible positions in yoga and getting into shape- which does not make me feel old (except when my husband says that my weights are “wussy” and makes me add some more and I cannot feel my arms for the rest of the day). So maybe this birthday will not be too bad at all- I am looking forward to some sushi and drinks for dinner and the german chocolate cake my husband made me. I am very excited about that cake people. And of course presents.
I promise to write more when life calms down- oh who am I kidding life will not calm down until this kid is in college- so you know when I have time and stuff!
Also it is Aunt Becky’s Birthday as well- great company and all!