Birthday Girl (38 today)

It’s almost a blogging tradition on your birthday to look back over the previous 12 months and reflect on what has passed. I can’t be bothered, I’ve looked backwards for far too long now, it’s time to look forwards for a change, time to give what’s coming at me the hairy eyeball.

What’s going to happen…
My baby (now aged 3) will start nursery at school
I will get a bit greyer and a bit more wrinkly
My back will deteriorate a bit more
I will start a new, very part time, but very fun job
With school hours and work my lifestyle will change, along with it friendships
We will get a puppy and I’ll pretend it’s the baby I can’t have

What I’d like to happen…
I’d like to be a better Mum
I’d like to earn enough money to feed my family
I’d like to be in less pain
I’d like to laugh more and be loved more
I’d like not to be a slave to my anxiety
I’d like to watch more sunsets, hear the roar of the sea and feel the wind in my hair

I don’t think it’s an outrageous list of demands, especially coming from a girl who put “conditioner” on her birthday list. I just want to be happy, safe and loved. It’s all anyone wants I think. I try so hard to make sure the small boy feels all that, because it’s so important; as adults, as parents those things are often neglected. Or maybe that’s just me.

So happy birthday me, I’m 38, who knew I’d make it this far? Let’s raise a glass and toast surviving another year! Cheers.

Birthday girl

8 thoughts on “Birthday Girl (38 today)

  1. Happy birthday Jane. I think it’s a very reasonable list, and some things you have control of some not – but I wish you all the best in achieving what you want to achieve. I always get a bit reflective on birthdays and Christmas sometimes, I have tried to stop beating myself up over what I should or shouldn’t have done that year and how I could have been a better parent or whatever. Sometimes it’s good to just go with it and be happy with the simple things in life – like sunsets and the wind in your hair, preferably shared with family and friends πŸ™‚ x

  2. Happy birthday to you! I’ve never done a birthday post before, maybe I’ll take a leaf out of your book and give it a go this year! x x x x

  3. Cheers and Happy Birthday! I will be catching you up next birthday! I like your list of what you’d like to happen, I think most of us would go with that too. Having a glass of wine for you now! X

  4. Happy Birthday! (For yesterday, sorry, I’m late! Great goals! Beware of puppies. They are way harder than babies! πŸ™‚

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