As I said about two months ago, I really want to embrace 30.
It’s kind of bizarre and mind-numbing to think that today, I have been on this earth for three decades.
I mean, thirty years ago, the Internet was a “big idea.”
The notion of an African-American president was a pipe dream.
AIDS was not identified, let alone its mass devastation (and global implications) understood.
The Berlin Wall separated communist East Germany from West Germany.
And verbs like “Googled” and “friended”? They simply didn’t exist.
But alas, thirty years ago, at St. Barnabus Hospital in Livingston, N.J., at 2:17 p.m., I came into this world, breached, butt-first, and, well, let’s be honest here … ready to eat. 🙂 (the latter–my dad’s words!)
Thirty years later, not much has changed.
I’m still “upside-down” in a lot of my thoughts, I’m still stubborn (i.e., “butt-first”), and I’m still pretty much always ready to eat.
Though this is a recovery blog, I’m not going to talk about my food or body issues today. I see no need to in this moment. Why?
Well, today, I feel awesome, I feel strong, I feel beautiful, I feel empowered. I feel thirty, flirty and (to quote my Sex & the City girls) “fabulous”!
It’s my birthday, the day to celebrate coming into this world … and a day to reflect on the footprints I leave here on earth–not just today, but every day.
The truth is, every day we have a fresh opportunity to look in the mirror and say, “Today’s going to be a good day.”
Some days it’s easier to be more optimistic than others, but truly, really all in our attitude.
So how can you embrace today? Remember, you’re worth it!