Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Truth Tuesdays: Birthday Edition

Birthdays in my mid-to-late twenties have been a weird time for me. I had a hard time aging out from being a military brat (you lose your ID card at a certain age.. That was like part of my identity for like 23 years of my life) and a pretty devastating break-up three years ago was an unwelcomed present from the Duke of Douchebagistan. Granted..in retrospect it was a great gift, but it's taking me some time to heal and some therapy to get there though but whatever #noshame #droppingthebaggage

Then of course, as you age, the people in your life age and that can be scary when you morbidly think that one day they won't be around.  

So, enough about the meh.. Let's delve into some truth... A la birthday style. 

1. I like sweets, but oddly enough I'm not the biggest fan of cake and ice cream. I have to eat one or the other (I don't want my melted ice cream to touch my cake) and when it comes to cake, I would choose Funfetti pretty much everytime. I also prefer cupcakes to cake...

2.  When I was born, my Gramman and Grandad started a pearl necklace for me. Every year they added a pearl that equaled my age. To this day, it's one of my most meaningful gifts along with my 21st right hand ring from my parents. Those heirlooms will tell a story and to me sentiment is worth more to me than anything. 

3. I have a love/hate relationship with surprises.

4. My astrological sign is the Taurus. I'm definitely stubborn, but I struggle with patience. 

5. I was born in Connecticut, a wee but early, so I wore cabbage patch clothes for a hot minute, and had a ridiculous head full of dark hair. 

6. Since the aforementioned break-up as my 26th Birthday present, birthdays haven't been looked at too fondly since I struggled with my present being different from what I imagined/planned my future to be. I had thought that at this point in my life, I would be married with a kid.. Maybe.. Well, at least the married part. 

This year is different. While the past month has been a bit of an emotional roller coaster and I'll admit, I'm still bummed that my original birthday weekend plans have changed, I've been working on a whole new and genuine perspective and the past few days has been a game changer for me. 

I can't waste time being confined by the chains of my past and I can't spend my days in "what if" mode. Is it good to plan some things for the future? Yes. But clearly my original plans for the future from three years ago didn't pan out, so why get caught up in that hullabaloo? I hate the unknown and when it comes to the future, that can be pretty scary, but whatever. I'm going to try something new and I'm just going to go with it. I'm along for this ride of life - twists and turns, roadblocks and scenic drives. I really think this is the greatest birthday gift I've been given this year, and a few days early too. 

7. I'm going to have to celebrate my half birthday this year with something fabulous (nov 15) since this birthday will be spent being Whole 30 compliant.. Which means no alcoholic beverages...so celebratory Starbucks birthday drink, no Funfetti cake or meal out at a local restaurant with friends. I really want to cheat... But I've come so far.. So, I can't wait to put a candle in a grilled chicken breast. To my Denied Temptation, you can pout and judge me all you want. If I wasn't classy, I would give you the bird and say cluck you. #willpower 

Cheers to Birthday Number 29..

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  1. So sorry about the past birthdays. It sounds like you are in a much better place now. I'll toast you on your birthday! Talk about willpower....you clearly have it!

  2. Enjoy that chicken breast! And I think celebrating your half birthday is a terrific idea. :-)