Thoughts on Birthdays

1/10/2013


Thank you sweet friends for your birthday wishes (and my lovely co-blogger for her amazing post that she put together). I can't believe that I'm 32. The secret is out. Okay, it wasn't really a secret. The thirties actually don't trouble me as much as the next decade on the horizon, although I'm sure when I get there, I'll be panicking about the one after that...and so on. Getting older is a funny thing. It's humbling, scary and kind of wonderful. I think that's because with each year of life we are blessed with new adventures, new surprises, some setbacks, maybe some heartaches, but in the end what it means is that we're going forward. We're living, experiencing and embracing our time on Earth. One day this adventure will come to end and a new one will begin. But for right now, it's cold and rainy, the wind is blowing and I'm sitting with a warm cup of English Breakfast tea thinking "32 will be rad."


25 comments:

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

A very, very happy birthday to you! The day sounds pretty wonderful, and with so much to look forward to, it's hard not to be excited about what 32 will bring for you!

Amanda said...

Couldn't agree more! I always look forward to what is in store for me over the next year.

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i'm 32 and 32 is "rad" - i swear my 30's have been the BEST .. don't get me wrong i wouldn't mind doing the 20's again - but 30's are just as good if not better - ENJOY!

Albertina || MimosaLane said...

yeay Alexa!!! Happy, happy birthday!! I hope its a wonderful one and your best year yet!! All you say its true...we are here and we are alive and everyday should be a reason to celebrate. I hope you are pampered today!

Jess | the Jess Journals said...

Happy birthday! :)

Alex said...

Happy happy birthday Alexa! I hope 32 is super duper rad :)

jacquelyn | lark&linen said...

Happy Birthday to you!!

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

Hope you have a great day Alexa! I definitely think that the 30's are the best decade ;)

Melissa Blake said...

Happy belated birthday! I'll be 32 in August, and I know what you mean -- i can't believe!

bestie said...

i totally agree! thirties are the s&$%! happy happy year!

heather{land} said...

32 will be rad! Have a great birthday!

Sunny & Star said...

Just stumbled across your blog and I'm smitten. Happy birthday. I hope your day was wonderful.

Lucinda said...

Happiest of Days Sweet Alexa!!! Enjoy your 30's...it's an AMAZING time!!!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Happpppppppy Birthday sweet friend!! I just love you and yes, 32 is going to be SO rad!! We will have to make another date sometime this year for sure to get together again for sure! Hope you had a wonderful day celebrating.

Mad Max and Family said...

Happy Happy Birthday!

Great post... I actually have been thinking similiar thoughts myself lately ... (I don't know how I am now entering my mid 30s now?!)...

-Tara

http://madmaxandfamily.blogspot.com

boardwalksandboulevards said...

Happy Birthday! It's always great to look back at all that you accomplished throughout the last year.

- Kaitlyn

Boardwalks & Boulevards

Michaela said...

What a beautiful post! Love that-- we're always moving forward. Thank you for the reminder to live and embrace this time we have here. xoxo

little t said...

Aw sweet words, Happy Birthday Lovely xo

Brynn Renné said...

Yay!!! Cheers to a rad 32, Alexa!!! Thirties are pretty great, I have to admit :) I hope you had a most amazing day!!! XO Brynn

Stephanie said...

I like your style! Happy Birthday :)

Stephanie said...

Happy birthday Alexa! I love your positive outlook on the year ahead. I have bday #31 coming up this Sunday so it's nice to read something other than "oh no I'm in my 30s!!" freak out posts. You're reminded me what's truly wonderful about birthdays. :)

PS - Capricorns unite!! Ha!

Rachel {little bits of lovely} said...

Happy birthday Alexa! I hope you got spoiled and had a lovely day celebrating. I can definitely vouch for 32 being fabulous. Life only gets better each year that passes - maybe it has something to do with us getting wiser :) xx

his little lady said...

32 and fabulous! Here's to the best of birthday! ;)
xo TJ

Mandy Crandell said...

Happy Birthday! So beautifully put.

http://mandycrandell.blogspot.com/

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

Happy Belated Birthday lovely! Hope it was a great one :)