I get it – either you like birthdays or you don’t. Some people go all out to celebrate while others choose to ignore it and call as little attention to their birthday as possible.
Well folks, today is my birthday and I am definitely a birthday person. I like to remember and celebrate other people’s birthdays and I most definitely celebrate my own. Not in a ‘HEY EVERYONE! IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!’ way but in a, ‘Dammit, it’s my birthday and I’m spending it doing exactly what I want to do.’ And I spend a lot of time thinking about exactly how I want to spend my day.
2 things are certain: I don’t work on my birthday and I eat a Jersey Mike’s cheesesteak sandwich on my birthday. This year, I’ve also planned to get my haircut – and not just a trim! We’re talking major inches! – and do some night skiing at Keystone with my handsome husband. Tomorrow, we’ll meet some friends to spend the day skiing and – if you can believe it, because I certainly can’t, we’ll have friends in town for a THIRD weekend in a row – living it up in Denver the rest of the weekend.
As I was driving to work yesterday, I was listening to music of year’s past and realized these were songs I love 10 years ago as an 18 year old troublemaker. Which made me think about how much changes in a 10 year span – an eternity that passes in the blink of an eye. Thinking back to 18 Year Old Lynne, we are so different but so similar – it’s comical to think about the life I thought I’d be living then. Kids just don’t ever know what’s ahead, do they? But then, I’m sure 38 Year Old Lynne will be saying the same thing about Present Lynne.
For my amusement, I thought I’d share a song 18 Year Old Lynne loved (and 28 Year Old Lynne still enjoys):
(Taking Back Sunday – Cute Without the E (Cut From The Team))
and one 28 Year Old Lynne loves right now:
(Lord Huron – Lonesome Dreams; I love that their music videos are little movies.)
And with that, I’m off to kick off my 28th year with a super fun long weekend!