Sunday, July 24, 2011
Today is my birthday
Today I am 45 years old! I'm very happy about this because I've been looking forward to 45 for a long time. In my 20s, I found life to be challenging and confusing, and I figured 45 was a good age to expect to have found some balance and confidence. It just sounded safe and comfortable and like a time when I'd have some things figured out about what I wanted my life to look like.
Sure enough, every one of my expectations about middle age is being fulfilled. I do have more confidence and balance in my life and I definitely have a greater feeling of safety in the world. What I want my life to look like is much clearer and I wouldn't go back to any earlier time in my life for anything in the world. Happy birthday to me because middle age is great.
Plus this cake is from an excellent bakery and I can't wait to cut into it at my party in about 12 hours. Yes, it's a Sunday afternoon party with lunch, games, cake, ice cream and then everyone goes home sober (my kind of party)!