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.

Foreign.

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,
Heather

12 comments:

we hate you. love, us said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope it's fabulous! :)

Caroline said...

Oh what I would give to be 23 knowing what I know now. Enjoy! Happy birthday...

Romantic Heroine said...

happy birthday, heather (here already is the 23rd, which is almost over.)! I hope you're having an incredible birthday. All the best for you.

love, sandra

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Love Simone said...

Happy 23rd Birthday! Hope it's fabulous and amazing! I turned 23 a few weeks ago, it's a good age if I do say so myself (or at least so far!) :) xoxo

natalie said...

I hope you have an absolutely fantastic 23rd birthday. :) It's definitely pretty awesome to be turning 23 on the 23rd, I have to say. I hope that all of your birthday wishes come true. :D

ag. said...

happy happy birthday to you!

Indigo said...

Happy Belated Birthday sweet friend! I'm thinking you may have wished for a trip to Paris (winks). (Hugs)Indigo

Krissy ♥ said...

Happy belated birthday, Heather! I hope your 23rd was marvelous! xo.

Meredith said...

happy birthday!! i wonder if this 'foreign' wish and handsome british stranger go hand in hand. hm. ;)

Georgina Dollface said...

Happy belated birthday! I hope it was wonderful! - G

Bathwater said...

is anyone else wondering how your birthday goes from the 22nd one year to the 23rd the next year? That doesn't even work on a leap year?