Thursday, May 07, 2009

Diary of a Thirty-Something Approaching Another Birthday - Part 1

Exactly 14 days from today is my 34th birthday. Older than some, younger than others. I'm unsure as to how I feel about this. (Cut me some slack, I've never turned 34 before). Am I where I wanted to be by 34? Am I who I wanted to be by 34? Did I ever give these much consideration before last week?

Actually, no. Because of my health (physically and otherwise) I stopped looking to and planning for the future many years ago and only since being with Vic have I slowly started to learn my way out of that & do so. Even so I am feeling behind on many things once again and thankful for a few.

Time for a (large) glass of wine or (a pint) Haagen Daaz chocolate ice cream.

To be continued...

9 comments:

BookGirl78 said...

I want to hear more Jo :)
Text me some more...
Hope you have a good night.

Lizzi said...

I hope that you do have a nice birthday and that you don't get too anxious in the 14 days leading up to it. I had a lot of anxiety about turning 25. I thought I should have figured everything out by then and have a life plan. How naive I was! I think it's normal for us to ask if we are where we want to be at a certain age. It's part of the drive that keeps us going. And don't beat yourself up if you're not where you want to be or if you're unsure of where you're going. Remember, age it whatever you make it. You can be old at 21 and young at 65...it's up to you! :)

M.J. said...

It must be such a struggle not to let a disability keep you disable you from loving life. You seem like a very strong person, and I'm glad you found someone like Vic to help you realize it.

Brandie said...

getting old sucks...you know how much i love it. drink lots of wine and eat lots of ice cream and you'll get through it :)

Jo said...

BG aka H, I'll text you later this evening!

Lizzi, thank you! I'm not anxious (well, not exactly), it's just when you don't think about things and then they turn up, well, it's unexpected and confusing! Not necessarily bad, just out of sorts for a while & takes some getting used to!

M.J., thank you so much for your kind words!

Brandie, you've made me laugh again and yes, there will be much wine and chocolate ice cream throughout this month, lol!

Holli said...

Shit I haven't been where I thought I would be in life since I was 28! Life happens and you just roll with it....that's what I think. Enjoy what you have and where you are and when you are ready for something else it will let you know! ;)

Jo said...

Ms. Holli, did you just curse?! LOL! Love it! (And thank you btw!)

City.Girl.Em said...

Hi Jo...your thirties are good but when a woman hits 40, thats when the fun begins, and I really mean that in a good way. The forties is a time for a woman to come into her own. It's a beautiful thing.

Em

Jo said...

Hi Em! Thanks for stopping by and giving me something to look forward too!

Funny, I'm more confident now in ways I wasn't in my 20's and vice versa (when it comes to how I look now that is) but given the fact I've always had an 'old soul,' I'm finally feeling 'normal' as opposed to feeling subconsciously out of sorts up thru my 20's. I hope that makes sense! lol