Wednesday, June 9, 2010
They say it's your birthday!!
Cheers, it's my birthday! What a big summer this is...I'm turning 32, which isn't nearly as scary as it should be since my mind is focused on getting married in 3 weeks!
I've said it before, but I'll say it again, Facebook truly rocks. When I woke up this morning, I had 37 Facebook messages wishing me a Happy Birthday, and they're still coming. People from every stage of my life too...childhood friends, classmates, former co-workers, current co-workers...even a transvestite I met in Indy while do a media event. Who could ask for more than that?
As I was waking up today, (late, of course!) I started thinking about what different birthdays meant to me.
* I remember being super excited about turning 10. I was no longer a dorky single-digit...I was now a double-digit! Hmm, as you get older, you really like single digits when it's comes to clothing sizes. Funny how that works.
* When I turned 13, I was so stoked about becoming a teenager! Good thing I didn't know it would be another 4 years until I had my first kiss. Because I was? A dork!
* When I turned 16, I was so excited to finally be able to drive, (a June birthday means you're one of the last ones in your class) and get the keys to my new red Fiero. Too bad with my braces and oversized glasses I still looked 13, and I didn't have (m)any friends to ride with me.
* When I turned 18, I had just graduated from high school and was on my way to college to start my broadcasting degree and become a famous, rich news anchor! (The whole recession/newsroom cuts that would come in 10 years, I clearly didn't see a comin'.)
* When I turned 21, I was so pumped to drink! I remember taking my first drink, and having really shaky hands. I guess I still felt like it was illegal and someone was going to bust me soon. Now I live to get carded.
* When I turned 25, I was ecstatic that my car insurance rates were going down. Considering I was making $20,000 in the "high-paying news business", every little bit helped.
* When I turned 30 I went with Mike, our friend Casey, and some of my girlfriends to Las Vegas and had a rockin' good time. Somehow 30 doesn't feel so old when you see 80-year-old chain smoking women in the casino at 4 a.m.
So here I am, turning 32. I thought by now I'd already be married with 6 kids, and be the main anchor in a major market. Sure, life throws you some curve balls every now and again, (and I don't exactly have everything figured out), but I've never been happier in my entire life.