Happy Birthday, Old Woman


I’m another year older today, and I think I’ve officially hit the age where a birthday is less exciting than it is panic- inducing. Sometimes it’s hard to be a grown up. Being a grown up was also certainly easier when I wasn’t getting so darn close to thirty. Sort of.

I look back on the experiences of my little life so far, and it amazes me how many events have been crammed into my years here, being me. Hopefully, I’ve still got at least a few decades ahead to learn and to eat tasty things with chocolate in them.

It’s funny how we have no idea where our lives will take us when we’re very small. We live in the moment because that’s what we know, and we don’t worry about the future because the future isn’t reality, yet.

Clearly, she's planning something astounding.

Just as that chubbly me in the bonnet didn’t know where she’d be right now, the me sitting on the couch with a determined cat trying to purr just a little further onto the laptop can’t see the future twenty some years down the line. I’m going to try to worry about the future less because there’s nothing I can do about it right now. I hope it’s good when I get there. If it’s not, I just hope I’m tough enough to handle it gracefully.

I get the feeling this is going to be an excellent year; I’m on a roll right now.

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Ron Hotte says:

    Happy birthday, Kay. Have many, many more & keep blogging

  2. Kelley says:

    May the next years of your life be filled with as many new discoveries and excitements as a baby in a bonnet sitting in a grassy field could have.

  3. Indy Gal says:

    Happy Birthday!

    If you could see that the best years of life come after 40, you wouldn’t care so much about getting close to 30. Very few people I know would go back to being younger than 40, just a few would go back to about 35. No one wants to go back to their 20s. Everything starts to come together at 40 and just keeps getting better. Enjoy what’s coming your way!

    1. Kay at Blue Speckled Pup says:

      In the rational part of my mind, I know you’re right. Looking back, I wouldn’t go back to my early 20s for anything, so I hope you’re right about things getting better with each year. Thank you for the wishes and thank you for stopping by to read.

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