Friday, October 22, 2010
Make a Wish
Tomorrow is my 23rd birthday. 23 on the 23rd. The Golden Birthday as they say, and as I patiently await it, I am 22 on the 22nd. An event sure to never take place again in my lifetime.
And I couldn't be more thrilled!
Ever since I was a little girl, I adored birthdays. They were, and still remain, my favorite holiday (followed closely by Halloween and Oscar Night in the top three). Birthdays never had to be celebrated the same way, year after year. Each year, as I grew up and changed, my birthday celebrations followed suit. Some years I spent with more friends, out socializing. Others were quiet, depending on the tone of the year, and spent with family in various bookstores.
Today after work, I went to the bookstore and lingered in the aisles, wistfully glancing at books on the shelves and wishing I could stay there forever. It was always one of the birthday wishes I made on candles; to be locked "accidentally" in a bookstore overnight. I wouldn't be any trouble! I would just sit and read for hours in an armchair. Doesn't it sound like paradise?
Alas, this wish is yet to come true. It was a very popular one with me when I was in middle/high school. My other two wishes were for a million dollars and a boyfriend, neither of which panned out. Kind of a good thing though, considering that at 16 I would have a) spent the money on terrible clothing and b) you don't even want to know what my taste in guys was like back then.
Not that I mind. These days, when I wish, I wish for the attainable. I made a wish last Friday on my pre-birthday party celebration for something different and closer to my heart. Since I'm a big believer in the whole "don't tell a wish 'cause it won't come true" saying, I won't say what it was.
Buuuuut....I will give you one hint.
That's the hint. Let your imagination take you away with that one.
As my new age dawns, I'm feelin' fine. I'm surrounded by beautiful people whom I love and love me in return. I have a job in advertising that yes, irritates me sometimes, but it's what I feel at my best doing and am unbelievably thankful to have. My family and I are all getting along swimmingly these days, somewhere there is always beautiful music to listen to with good books to read, and hehe, I did get my mojo back in a big way (thank you, handsome British stranger...a story to tell for another time).
Plus I also got a gorgeous pair of satin peach-colored pajamas from my parents so yes indeed, this birthday is hands-down > past birthdays.
Farewell to 22 on the 22nd, here's to the new age, 23 on the 23rd.
Love to you all,