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)!

7 comments:

Mick said...

Happy Birthday

Regina said...

Thanks, Mick.

Here's proofmthat I've been looking forward to 45 for years: http://chicanaontheedge.blogspot.com/2006/07/happy-40-to-me.html

Rudy Giuliani said...

Lovely cake. Happy birthday to you! 45 more years (at least) of more fun is on the way....

Sandii said...

Happy b'day to you, happy b'day to you, happy b'day dear Regina, happy b'day to you! Hope this year is as wonderful as you want it to be!!!
xxx

Regina said...

Thank you, Rudy and Sandii. Yes, there might be another 45 years. I better increase my 401k contribution.

LosingIt said...

Hey, I missed it. Happy late birthday! Awesome looking cake. - Cece

Regina said...

Thanks, Cece! It was a great birthday and now I'm 45.