Monday, August 1, 2011

Tomorrow is my birthday

So tomorrow I turn 36. I'm not sure how I feel about it. I don't necessarily mind getting older. In fact, there are some benefits to aging.

~ I am no longer expected to keep up with fashion. Shopping at Walmart is normal, not weird.
~ I don't have to tan any longer. The sun spots are blending in and giving the illusion of a tan.
~ I'm still not at fanny pack stage but I can sport a handbag from Payless Shoes.
~ I rarely check my appearance before I go to a mall as I am no longer eye candy for testosterone infused boys.
~ My opinions and/or advise holds "some" value since I have lived 50% of my life now.
~ I've learn that everyone has fears, insecurities and shortcomings. Some are better at hiding them but those that allow them to show through and not hide behind pride are the people I choose to spend my time with. And those that I strive to be like.
~ I have learned that everyone will fail me at some point in my life and I will fail you. I choose mercy over judgment.

~ One good friend is better than a bunch of acquaintances.
~ I have learned that being 21 wasn't the coolest thing ever and being 36 is not the end of the world.

The only thing I haven't figured out is.... am I considered mid-thirties or late-thirties? Not sure if I want the answer to that.



  1. Happy birthday!!! I say you're as old as you feel... This changes for me on a daily basis. xo

  2. Love this Christina. You are sooo mid thirties. Even though we appear to be different in many ways, we're alike in the ways that count. Like a dark sense of humor and being head over heels in love with our families. Much love friend and Happy Birthday!!!

  3. I love you Christina! I love these truths that you have penned and I'm glad we're besties! :O) Happy Birthday my sweet friend! :O)

  4. You're hilarious and I love you. Have yourself a happy birthday! Getting your hair done this year?

  5. @Jessie - I feel 50 LOL, uh oh!
    @Candine - I've felt for sometime that we are similar in many ways too, and it makes me happy because I like you.
    @Kim - got your package today...THANK YOU. I'm wearing three things now. You can guess which ones as I will not be sharing it on this threat haha
    @Lori - I just drove by a hair salon and contemplated that very thought. I might do it next week. Lord knows I need it.