Not another birthday!
I often hear people moan about birthdays. Don’t you? It is s conundrum. If you want to live a long life, you have to weather milestones and put up with a few gray hairs. I tell people to suck it up! Smile! Be glad that you’re around for another year. Many don’t have that luxury.
And then mine comes around.
When I became an adult it meant going out at night and partying at the bars, shots of tequila and morning-after headaches.
When I became a parent, it meant a night on the town with my husband while we paid someone to watch the kids.
Now, the trick is to take responsibility for my own birthday. But what does that mean?
How about splurging?
Hmm. I could schedule a massage, get a facial or go shopping. Sheesh! I have a shirt to return from Christmas! I do need basics. We are talking socks and underwear people.
How about relaxing for a day without the internet?
I shudder to think about avoiding my blog, Facebook or Twitter. I don’t think I could do it. That wouldn’t make me happy and this is all about me, right?
How about taking a day off from work?
With a lot of professions, you leave your work behind when you leave the office. As writers, we take our job everywhere we go. Forget the computer. While in a traffic jam yesterday, I jotted down notes for this post on the back of a scrap of paper! I’m always on the clock. Writing is my passion and an obsession. I…can’t…stop…myself…
How about engaging in a crazy adventure?
Cold weather will prevent me from hot air ballooning, learning how to fly an airplane or jumping out of one. I will wait for a warmer day…
Now that my kids are in college, my birthday has come full circle.
I look forward to a day spent with family, cake and ice cream and bubbles. I have already heard from a few old friends through Facebook. I’ll share a meal with my family and order dessert. Then I’ll poke around my favorite shops and purchase a few pair of socks and some cute panties. Afterward, I’ll slip into a tub full of bubbles. I’ll look back on this year’s accomplishments and smile.
A Colorado bubble bath
It will be a perfect day after another wild year. You have come to expect no less from this Wild Rider, right?
What would your perfect day include?
Do you look forward to your birthday?
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