Thursday, July 15, 2010

Well, You Just Laughed it Off. It Was All Okay,

Hey, lookee there. It's my astrological sign - the crab. (shut-up)

So, by the time most of you read this, it will be my birthday. I know last year I talked a lot about not being afraid to tempt the fates by being unabashedly happy. I think this year, I've been trying to work on not letting the bad things in life bring me down. Not that I shouldn't let myself feel negative emotions, but I shouldn't the bad stuff in life overwhelm the good. Good should always win out, right? I do try to work on this in general, but I have noticed some people in their forties get bitter and stop trying, because they don't think things can work out anyway, and I don't want to be like that. So, if I get rejected or I'm not as good at something as I'd like, but I have fun doing it, I'm going to keep trying and I'm going to do whatever it is anyway.

So, with that in mind, my 4 day birthday weekend looks like this: in the morning I'm going running. In the afternoon I'm going to learn how to kayak. I'm planning on tipping it over a few times but it seems like the kind of thing I'll like once I get the hang of it. In the evening, I'm meeting friends at the Dublin. (Really? Weird) The Girl Crush is even coming, so I'm extra special excited.

On Saturday afternoon both my girls will finally be available to play. I think we're going out for lunch and a matinee as soon as Stinky gets off work.

Sunday I want to go on a long bike ride and then I'll try to go to a BBQ for a friend who is visiting from China. She used to work at the Mill with me, so most of the people there I've known since I was 19.

On Monday, I'm going to try and work on house projects and run and play, if there's time.

So, I'll keep trying new things and keep putting myself out there as a friend, as a writer, as a runner and as a whatever and if I get rejected, I'll dust myself off and keep at it. Why not? Like I tell my girls...We don't get do-overs in life, but we do get right nows. So, starting right now, I'll be kicking my fear of failure/mediocrity's ass.


rel said...

Let me be the first blogger to wish you a Happy Birthday and a Glotius birthday weekend!!

rel said...


Tara said...

Happy Birthday, Churlita! Here is your horoscope for today:

"Expect there to be a good degree of excitement and fun in the home today, Cancer. Although things are restrained, and possibly even dull in the morning, as the focus shifts to something happening at home suddenly pieces fall together to create what appears to be a really good time. It's also possible that you find a unique solution to the conflict between your home life and your aims and ambitions. You may also suddenly decide to put some of your creative energy into doing something unique with the place in which you live, in order to bring it in line with your aesthetic sense."

Have a fun birthday weekend, too!

SkylersDad said...

Have a wonderful birthday, I wish you all the best!

NoRegrets said...

keep on kicking ass girl! And I like your motto. enjoy!!!

laura b. said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you have a fabulous weekend all planned and the perfect attitude for the coming year :-)

.j.william. said...

"right nows" indeed. I like that.

happy birthweek!