Saturday, January 17, 2009

Hey There, 28!

Today is my 28th birthday.

Last year, I celebrated my birthday with pink eye and the Larissatini. Since I'm no longer having alcohol in the name of being a responsible pregnant woman, the Larissatini is sadly out of the question. For me, anyway. You, on the other hand, should go ahead and have one in honor of my birthday.

This year, I'm not quite sure how I'd like to celebrate. It seems like I should do something big and memorable, given this is my last pre-parenthood birthday. But honestly, all I really want is to celebrate with a few friends and some good food. Anything beyond that will feel like a bonus.

I usually spend part of my birthday contemplating the present state of my life, and what my hopes are for the future. I'm a goal-oriented person - I make lists of things I want to accomplish, or ways I'd like to change. But this year, I simply feel content. Obviously there are things in life that I am still hoping for. But all in all, I'm quite satisfied with my life, what I have, and who I already am.

I have an amazing husband and a baby on the way. I have my health. I have a job that is fulfilling and exciting. I live in a house, in a city that I enjoy. I have more than enough money for rent and food. I have family and friends who love me. I have a sense of what's important to me, and the power to shape my life around those values. I have everything I could really want at this point in my life.

This year, I have contentment on my 28th birthday. And that's a pretty great gift, if you ask me.

18 comments:

  1. That is a wonderful gift for your birthday! I hope it's the most incredible one you've celebrated yet!

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  2. I drank Mai Tais in honor of your birthday last night. Happy Birthday! I totally forgot that I was going to serve Larissatinis too...remember I was asking you about the juice a few weeks ago? Childbirth will not only grow your feet, it will @#*%-up your memory.

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  3. cool reflection! happy 28th.

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  4. Happy Birthday! Mine is a day before yours, but I'm one year older! Hope you had a great one.

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  5. happy birthday Miss Contenta.

    You make 28 sound pretty amazing.

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  6. Happy Birthday darlin! I'm so glad you're this happy :)

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  7. Happy (belated) birthday!! Hope it was terrific!

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  8. I'm sure next year on your b-day you'll want to throw a few back.....actually, you'll probably be ready for a Larissatini in late May.

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  9. Happy Belated! That is an awesome gift.

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  10. hope you had a most wonderful birthday larissa!

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  11. Have a blessed day! Praying for many more birthdays to come! Take care!

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  12. Happy Birthday! We're almost the same age. ;)

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  13. Happy, happy birthday! Hope your first week of 28 has been a good one. It sounds like your year's off to a fabulous start, and it looks as though it's only getting better from here : )

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