Thursday, September 15, 2005

Happy Birthday to Me



Happy birthday to me.
Happy birthday to me.
Happy birthday to me.
Happy birthday to me.

I could try to write something clever. I could try to write something profound. But today, I am just feeling very 29 years old. I am famous (only to myself) for having very high expectations for my birthday. I want a cake, candles, and a party. I think I will get one of the three essentials...the cake.

Since it is my birthday, I am going to be very self-absorbed...more than my normal blog self.

What does it mean to be 29 years old and Sara? Well, I ask myself that everyday. For five years so much of my identity was wrapped up in a classroom full of children. With all that I miss about that, I know that there is so much more to me than that. I sometimes think the people I have chosen to let into my life see so much more of me and my identity than I see of myself. Does that make sense?

I sometimes strive to make a difference in other peoples' lives...to make a mark, yet I don't always think that I put as much effort into making a mark in my own world. I am not well-read or well-traveled, yet I think I take it all in when I am right in the middle of it. I like to take risks even if I flounder a little through that risk...like right now in my life here in Philly. I am taking the risk. I force myself to see beyond my front door and are glad that I did.

This is a bit contradictory since I claim to be so self-absorbed...but I am more self-involved and reflective than the average 29 year old...I think, or am I just being self-absorbed??????? Paradox. Chicken or the egg.

I'll take my 29th birthday to say thanks for listening to me everyday and caring about what is happening in my little corner of the world. I know many read this blog because the other day, I checked my stats and 78 people had read the blog that day.

Go ahead and leave me a birthday wish!!! It would make me happy.

12 comments:

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday, my friend! I hope you have a great day and a fantastic weekend with Tim and your parents!!

I am thinking about you today! Here's to a great year!

For a complete birthday message visit: www.mycanofworms.blogspot.com

firedancerdancin said...

Happy, happy birthday, Sara!

:-)

sidenote: I love checking my stats. It's so fun to see who is reading and from where they are, blah blah blah. Many of the people that stop by are referred by your site, so thanks for the link. :-)

Have a wonderful day.

pat said...

Happy BirthAnniversary!

You're older than me. But I'm sure your aging more gracefully than I am...

I wish that you would now start aging backwards and never have to be 30.

:)

The Solbergs said...

Happy Birthday Sara! We wish we could be there to bring you a candy bar or share some banana's!

ellie said...

Happy birthday Sara!

Super Rachel Zana said...

Happy Birthday! I remember coming to your house on your birthday when I was pregnant with Sarah (and exhausted) and vegetating on your couch reading a stampin up catalog! I miss you!

Reddog said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SARA!!
Hip hip hooray! I hope you will be able to celebrate your birthday more tomorrow. Have a great weekend

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday Sara!
You go girl and eat all the cake you can!

Dree said...

Happy Birthday, Sara! Enjoy every minute of it! :-)

Anonymous said...

I hope you have a great birthday! By the time next year rolls around I am sure you will know so many people and it will be party time just like you are used to.....class of 95

Eyes said...

Happy Birthday one day late! I hope you had a good one :)

Kratz said...

Happy late birthday. Since I don't personally know you, that's pretty much all I have to say.