Tuesday, January 11, 2011

They Say It's Your Birthday . . .

Well, it's my birthday, too.

Really, it is.

Today I am 35. On 1/11/11. I find I am very satisfied by that number sequence for some reason. (Probably because I am a weirdo who just likes seeing numbers do cool things like that. I'll have to say some special prayers at 1:11 today.)

I've had friends tell me that 35 was a hard age for them, but I have yet to hit an age that I find difficult to digest. I'm sure it's coming, but I feel relieved that it's not here yet.

To be honest, I have felt like I was 35 for the last 15 years or so. I have always felt older than my chronological age, all my friends have been older than me, and as a child I always related well to adults.

My mother likes to say that I was born an old soul, mature and responsible. Let's put it this way: I like to have fun, but let's not get crazy, because chances are I'll be the one cleaning it all up.

(Mostly kidding about that. I'm just really good at cleaning.)

But the funny thing is that the older I get, the younger I sometimes feel. Maybe it's just the natural progression of my age catching up to my mental state, but I feel more comfortable the older I get.

That's a pretty swell gift, in my opinion.

Well, that and a huge slab of ice cream cake, of course.

PS: In the interest of full disclosure, I will admit that I had a . . . moment . . . when I learned that my new doctor is younger than me. Then it passed.


  1. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great one and enjoy that ice cream cake!

  2. Happy birthday!! May your 35th birthday be especially blessed! Enjoy.

  3. Happy, Happy Birthday! I hope it's a fabulous day for you!

    And I feel the same way - even though I'm 41, in my mind I'm still 21. There's no need to look AND feel 41.

  4. Happy Birthday!!! I always have ice cream cake on my birthday too :)

  5. Happy Birthday!!!! I found 35 to be satisfying. I had my mental breakdown when I turned 30- and it's been smooth sailing every since. It's all about how you feel, not the chronological age- as you said. Have a great day!!

  6. Happy Birthday, Aimee! Thirty-five is fab (and still very young) and so are you (fab that is)!

  7. Happy Birthday! I feel a lot like you (at 31). We are the young ones in our crowd of friends a lot of the time, but I also am sometimes surprised that I actually am in my 30s. Weird. Hope your day is fantastic.

  8. Happy Birthday, Aimee! And I'm glad you're not having trouble with the number - the half-decades always get me, for some reason. Except for that, you really could have been writing about me. The crack about cleaning up after the fun especially hit home! Anyway, I hope your day is as wonderful as you are, and that God's choicest blessings are yours today and always!

  9. Happy Birthday!!!

    28 was an awful year. 35 hasn't been bad at all, though I am having a hard time with whole idea of the oldies station now playing the songs I grew up with. Really, "You give love a bad name" has no place on CBS FM.


    Those dr moments- yeah. My dad used to say that's when you knew you were getting old...

    Whatever the case, you're a pleasure to know (and read) at any age :) Enjoy your year

  11. Anonymous11:50 AM

    Happy Birthday beloved daughter of mine!!! Waking up to start a new day w/ God at the helm (a nautical term for an ex-Navy wife) at any age is a "good" thing. A very wheaties and badoodies day to you.
    And get those terrific kids to rub your feet.
    See you soon.
    Love Pop
    (you're my daughter, so you get one Pop)

  12. Happy Birthday!! I am turning 35 tomorrow :) !! Hopefully we will both have an amazing year!!

  13. Happy, happy! Have a great day!

  14. HAppy Happy Birthday! Betting you continue to feel 35 (or younger) when you're my age! ;) (I've got over a decade on you... ;) )

    It truly does just keep getting better. :)


  15. Ha Amiee, you are funny I love your posts! I felt exactly the same way as you about aging...but then it happened, I turned 40. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the world, I enjoy reading them. (and Happy Birthday too.)


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