Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Birthday ... to ME!!!

Today's my birthday.  This day has been 30 years in the making. When I was little I would dream about being a grown-up and for some reason I didn't think you were really a grown-up until you were 30.  However, there was also something about 30 that scared me, I mean once I turned 30 what happened?  Was life over as I knew it?  Ahhhh...the wonderings of a child.

No to long ago, like 6 months probably, I was dreading the big 3-0. I haven't done any of the the things I thought I would by now.  I was suppose to be a big corporate lawyer living in New York, probably still single and "looking to mingle".  Alas, what is it they say about God laughing when we make plans?   Well the Big Man has a great time at my expensive, and ya know what?  I'm not upset about it. 

A few times a year I like to reflect on my life, my birthday is one those occasions.  My life is not without mistakes and errors in judgements but they all make up the person I've become.  There are times I can clearly look back and remember as shaping points in my life: my parents seperation, my little brother's birth, my college acceptance, my Nana's passing, high school graduation, college (although some of  it's hazy), meeting hubz and realizing he was it, my wedding, getting my Master's and most recently the birth of the Bean.  All these moments have led me here, to today, the celebration of 30 years.

Tim McGraw sums up what I'll do with the next 30 years. 

Artist:Tim McGraw
Song:My Next 30 Years
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I think I’ll take a moment, celebrate my age
The ending of an era and the turning of a page
Now it’s time to focus in on where I go from here
Lord have mercy on my next thirty years

Hey my next thirty years I’m gonna have some fun
Try to forget about all the crazy things I’ve done
Maybe now I’ve conquered all my adolescent fears
And I’ll do it better in my next thirty years

My next thirty years I’m gonna settle all the scores
Cry a little less, laugh a little more
Find a world of happiness without the hate and fear
Figure out just what I’m doing here
In my next thirty years

Oh my next thirty years, I’m gonna watch my weight
Eat a few more salads and not stay up so late
Drink a little lemonade and not so many beers
Maybe I’ll remember my next thirty years

My next thirty years will be the best years of my life
Raise a little family and hang out with my wife
Spend precious moments with the ones that I hold dear
Make up for lost time here ,In my next thirty years

I wonder if I'll still have this blog 30 years from now?  Where instead of blogging about the Bean and his siblings I'll be blogging about my grandkids!  Will we have something even more advanced then computers by then?  Who knows but I do know that in my next 30 years I'll continued to be surrounded by a group of family and friends that grounds me and drives me crazy all at the same time but that regardless of what we may go through I know will always have my back!

Happy Halloween!

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