Tuesday, March 22, 2011

hello thirty-fourteen

happy valentine's day!!
happy birthday to me
i always think that perhaps this year i'll make one of those lists...you know the ones, where you declare all of the things you want to do before your next birthday. but again this year, i think i'll pass. i have a lot of balls in the air at the moment. i need to be open and adaptable to be able to catch even some of them. if i'm focused on a specific list, i might miss.

i mused a bit on this last year, when we were about to embark on this huge change...moving to the countryside, changing jobs, moving across the country. but i still believe it. which isn't to say that i don't believe in setting goals, i just don't believe that goals always hold over the course of an entire year, especially not personal, private goals. and that if you're too focused on them, you might miss something, some golden opportunity. and frankly, i'm too old to miss any opportunities. so i'm going to keep my eyes open and i'm going to enjoy being thirty-fourteen.

23 comments:

Barbara said...

What a great philosophy! I might adapt it for my forty-twelfth in a couple of weeks! Happy thirty-fourteen!

kristina said...

congratulations, and celebrations... :-)

Elizabeth said...

Have a fabulous day, that shouldn't be too hard with the sunshining!!!!

MissBuckle said...

Happy Birthday :-) Hope you are having a great one.

Snap said...

Many Happy Birthday wishes to You!

Lisa at lil fish studios said...

The happiest of days, J. xo

Lost Star said...

Happy birthday to you! Have a fantastic day!

Bill said...

Of course you won't forget the wine and cake .... nice enough goals!

To celebrate is to live.

Delena said...

Happy Birthday, have a great day!

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Hello Julie

Just take one day at a time and enjoy each one!

Happy birthday

Best
Tracy :)

heidikins said...

Happy Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a fantastic day with lots of cuppycakes, ice cream, sprinkles, sparkles, fireworks, and a pony ride. And I hope this next year of 30-something-ness is absolutely fantastic! ;)

xox

Magpie said...

happy birthday, and many more.

celkalee said...

Happy, happy Birthday to you! while goals are needed to live a purposeful life, the goals you need are the ones you define, daily, weekly and yes until the next birthday! Have a cupcake for me!
corinne

Sammi said...

Happy thirty fourteenth birthday :) x

Kim: said...

I never make "goal lists" either, for the exact same reason. :) Super very happy birthday to you!

Spreading the Love! said...

Happy Birthday!!! But Good Lord, you're too old at 34??... there are SO many opportunities ahead. Yes, enjoy. Love that cupcake image!

Veronica Roth said...

You go girl!

melissa said...

happy birthday to you. i like your philosophy for life.

Jessica said...

happy birthday - a little bit late - hope you had a nice day! thanks for all the nice photos and thoughts you shared with us during the last year!

Pia K said...

you are certainly born on the finest of years!;) happy birthday, tad late!

i love that "i have a lot of balls in the air at the moment. i need to be open and adaptable to be able to catch even some of them. if i'm focused on a specific list, i might miss." because i'm so darn tired of the what-will-you-be-in-5-10-years? who knows what one will be next year, next month? being open to oportunities is essential, being completely focused on one specific goal is to miss out on other good stuff, that actually might be better stuff.

may 2011 bring lots of the good, golden stuff!!

Loredana said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoy every bit of it!!

inna karenina said...

happy belated birthday!:)

M said...

Happy happy. Perhaps we'll be able to raise a glass this summer... STark and I are planning a trip to St Petersburg first week of August.... we should see you too!