On September 11th, 2012, I turned 27.
Several things came as a shock to me on this birthday:
- The fact that it’s been one more year since this happened.
- The fact that I have a real job that took me away from my friends, family, and My Honey for 16 full days.
- The fact that I am a true adult (gross).
- The fact that my friends are true adults (some of them even have BABIES! What!)
- The fact that I am not perfect – the horror!
While traveling for the aforementioned 16 days, a colleague asked me my yearly goals. I suppose this is like a resolution, but for birthdays (have you heard of this?). I must admit that I like the concept. Resolutions are for chumps – birthday goals? Those are for winners.
In an effort to stay accountable, I am going to write a list of birthday goals to share with you, dear reader (whom I have missed so).
Without further ado: A Short List Of Things I Want To Accomplish In My Twenty-Seventh Year
I want to make sure I return every love note (or piece of hate mail) that comes my way. For me, it’s just far too easy to forget to reply to a text, an email, a phone call (even a singing telegram). I also plan on bringing back the handwritten note. Vintage is the new black.
Spend on Experiences
There are people who spend money on frivolous things like shoes and purses (Me) and those who spend it on experiences (not Me). While I love the material things lining my closet, there was nothing more amazing than the way My Honey’s face lit up when I surprised him with a day at the Intrepid Air & Space Museum. Worth every single penny not spent on my accessories.
Mind Your Beeswax
It’s my favorite phrase to say to my parents. And also easily something I need to do myself. For lack of a better way to say it, I want to care less. Seems like a quick way to release some burdens I don’t need to carry.
Reboot, Relax, & Read
Aside from being the daughter of a librarian, I’ve learned that the one thing I cannot do when I am stressed about work is read. I can’t even focus on a trashy magazine. So, it’s a new goal to breathe, reboot, and relax, and read… especially when it feels impossible.
Stay Happy, Stay Whole, Stay True
I don’t think you really need me to explain this one, do you?