Shameless Birthday Post
My daughter called early this morning to wish me happy birthday- a surprise in many ways - I just didn't think of her as that sweet and thoughtful (proof that you can learn something new, be surprised by folks in your 50th year). Maybe it was her birthday call, or maybe the weight- lifting session I had earlier (get those endorphins going) or the tall glass of water I drank, or maybe all those things combined, but I didn't feel old. I feel ... confident. Experienced.
After all, having now completed 49 years on this planet, it stands to reason that I have attained some sort of wisdom, grace, knowledge (ok, perhaps "grace" is too hopeful - I'm not known for being graceful in any situation). But I am entering the peak of my expertise phase - yeah, you young pups, I know a thing or two (see what I mean about lack of grace?).
But there are also things I don't know, and things I've not done.
I've decided to revamp for this 50th year. Having never in my life plucked or shaped my eyebrows, I've made an appointment to have that done next week. Having never once worn acrylic nails, I've made an appointment to have that done too. Why not? I've never been a girly-girl - maybe I should try it out and see.
But what else have I never done that I want to do? I've never made love as a 49 year-old in the back of a car - I think maybe I should try that. Perhpas it's different than at 16. But it'll have to be a limo - I want some room to do this properly and with all the finesse and expertise of a 49 year-old - hahaha!
Hmmm...my birthday is actually my new year's. Now's the time for those resolutions and goals. I like the goals part better than the resolutions part. Resolutions are meant to be broken; goals are meant to aspire to and achieve.
I've learned that unless you make plans and follow through, goals don't just happen. You have to visualize, stay focused, figure out what steps you need to take in order to achieve the goal.
Guess I need a plan about that limo and lovemaking. Hmmmm...
What a shameless post - but I'm too old too care! Hurrah!