Tuesday, October 10, 2006

A Happy Birthday Indeed!

Something dreadful happened three weeks ago, and it explains why I have been neglectful in posting. I thought if I posted then I would inevitably have to talk about it, and I wasn't quite sure I was ready... I celebrated my 30th birthday. In my mind the longer I kept from saying it out loud, the longer I could pretend that I was still 29. Oh, who am I kidding? 25. I started thinking about the other birthdays I've celebrated and I remember actually looking forward to them.

10 years old- fun! You're still at an age when you receive tons of presents.

16- of course fun! You get a driver's license, even though in my case that meant I had to drive a Yugo with a horn that (for a period of time) honked every time I turned left. And no, I'm not kidding.

18- still fun! Even though I was already away at college, I was officially an adult and therefore would surely have all of life's answers.

21- fun!fun!fun! I could finally stop using that fake id to get into bars in college! Of course I'm kidding mom-that was your other two children.

22 through 28-these birthdays are definitley fun because no matter how many of them pass by, you can still cling to the fact that YOU ARE NOT YET 30!

Despite my best efforts to stay in my twenties forever, the big 3-0 caught up with me. And I discovered something. There is a way to turn a dreaded birthday, whether it is 30, 40 or 50 into an event that is tolerable... or dare I say it, fun. You milk your birthday for al it's worth.

Let me explain. My official birthday was September 21st, almost three weeks ago. And this morning I am sitting in an ocean-front room at the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club as part of my birthday gift. Ok, so it hasn't been a non-stop party for three weeks, but with being taken out to lunch the day of by friends, a surprise visit by my brothers the weekend after, followed by a night of divine dessert a few days after that, then the weekend away to look forward to... a girl can get spoiled!

Sadly, once Kevin and I check out of our hotel room and return home (where hopefully Aubrey has been missing us) my birthday will really come to an end. I wish I could stretch it out just a wee bit longer, but I think it has officially run its course. Although I'm not thrilled with the fact that I'm 30, I've been able to make my peace with it... and I can also hold on the the words of encouragment from my beloved husband, "Who cares how old you are as long as you still look good!" With that said, I am going to hit the gym for the fifth day this week.

Not to worry... new pictures will be posted soon!

posted by Keena at 7:45 AM | email this post | 3 comment


At 10/16/2006 8:27 PM, Blogger Renee said... 

Phew- am I sure glad that I am still in my twenties...
We had fun seeing you guys! Keena, I hope that you'll still enjoy hanging out with us young kids even though you are in your thirties now.
Best, Renee

At 10/16/2006 8:56 PM, Blogger Keena said... 

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At 10/16/2006 8:56 PM, Blogger Keena said... 

Laugh it up while you can! The clock's ticking for you...

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