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Happy Birthday to Me

November 9th, 2007 by Cobwebs

Today I turned 39 (for the first time). When I was a kid, I calculated that in the year 2000 I would be 32–ancient!–and wondered if I’d still be young enough to appreciate the new millennium. Um. Heh.

I’m afraid that I’m going to have to buck the trend and admit that I’m a lot happier as an aged crone than I was as a sweet young thing. (Saggier, maybe, but happier.) To paraphrase something Scott Adams said recently, people tend to feel that “aging” is automatically bad, but the accompanying perks–having more self-confidence and fewer zits–seem to me like an excellent tradeoff. And frankly, if you told me I could have my 19-year old body again, but I had to take my 19-year old brain with it, I’d tell you to forget it.

I love my husband. I love my family. I love my job. I love my life. And I love being 39.

So I’m going to borrow Scott’s suggestion. For my birthday, I want you to send someone an e-mail and tell them how much you appreciate them. Do it right now. Then tell me about it in the comments. That’s what I want. It’s my birthday so you have to do it.


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5 Responses

  1. vobox Says:

    Happy Birthday to you, I am a Chinese guy. Nov 9th is a meaning Day for me, while it is your birthday. Ah , so coincident, i mean , and I wish you happy everyday!
    I read your BOLG by accident

  2. Marie Says:

    Happy birthday! And I agree, I am much happier at 31 than I was at 21. Or even at 30. I love this age. In fact, I can’t wait to have gray hair, I’ll probably get all silvered up. I might even get glasses I don’t need. I’m not opposed to a breast lift though.

  3. K Says:

    Happy birthday. I am 42 (or as I say, I just celebrated my 13th 29th birthday) LOL

    It is a blessing to be grounded in who I am. All of my trials and tribulations have made me the person I am today.

    -Best to you!!

  4. Sandy Says:

    Happy Belated! I hope you had a lovely day. I too just had my Birthday! I found you in the Nov. babies group at Nablopomo :) Mine was on the 8th and turned 30! I like to say it was my 9th annual 21st birthday ;)

    Hope it was great..I’ll surely be back for a visit.

    Sending out my emails a.s.a.p!

  5. riseyp Says:

    Happy (belated) 39th!!

    I turn 40 this July 2008, and I’m totally looking forward to it.

    39 has been excellent all around…

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