While most people are planning extravagant parties, making their wishes, and counting down until their special day- I am hiding, hoping that no one will remember, so I can easily forget. When did I turn my birthday from a huge, drawn-out, week of celebration, to a day I hoped would quickly pass by? Maybe it is the number or maybe it is what the number represents. I am getting older.
I used to love roller coasters. Now, I take my Dramamine and try not to read the ride's warning signs before I reluctantly get on. I frequently ask my husband to lower the volume on the TV and mute the commercials because the noise is bothering me...my grandpa used to do that. Last night, I turned down a movie invitation because it was the "late" showing at 9:00 pm. Pathetic right? I am just getting started.
Well, it is time I start putting the HAPPY back into the Happy Birthday. So what if I prefer nights in over nights out. So what if I groan and crack a little when I rise out of bed. So what if I traded my sparkling eye shadow for wrinkle cream and my halter tops for gravity-fighting supportive wear. Getting older is a part of life. Instead of avoiding it, I will try to embrace it. With age there is wisdom, purpose, knowledge, understanding, love, patience, and appreciation. The things that get better with age are over and beyond the superficial things that are fading.
So, Happy Birthday to me, and may there be many, many more!
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