Monday, April 26, 2010

It's my birthday!! OMG, I'm 36 already?

I made mini-cupcakes to share with anyone who came by the office today. Couldn't pass up a chance to have cupcakes, right?

So I'm 36 today. Wow, how did that happen? I don't really feel old, but I know I don't have the energy to be back in my 20's. When my mom was my age, I was about to graduate from high school. I'm glad Howie is only 9 at this point and that it will be a while before I have a teenager.

I don't know what I thought my life would be like at this point when I was younger. But I certainly thought that once I hit mid-30's that I would run out of fun-ness and wouldn't be able to keep up with the younger generation, like in terms of video games and technology. I think I'm holding my own technology-wise. I set up all the iPods and iPhones and things like that. I know the difference in DS, DSi, and DSiXL. I know what a Wii is compared to an XBox. And I can play some games, though I'm not the greatest. I like to have fun with the kids and play, I'm no princess!!

But I realize that I am an adult, for the most part. My kids rely on me to be mature and responsible. To care of all the little things that they have no idea about. But I think my responsibility is also to have fun with them. I don't have to hold back on trying new things or learning new things, or having new adventures. And so I'm not going to worry about how many years it's been since I was born. I really need to just focus on being old enough to know that I can do anything I want!

My goal for this summer is to do several things that are new and fun: paintballing, rock-climbing, and maybe some water skiing. I used to be afraid to do anything that might give people reason to laugh at me if I failed or made a fool of myself. But I need to learn to disregard the people who don't matter and not worry about their opinions. I need to just go out and have fun with the people who love me and want to have fun with me, too!

What new things do you want to try?

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