Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Today is my birthday, somewhere around 11:40pm-ish I'll officially be entering the last year of my twenties. I know it's not 'old' or anywhere near 'old' but I can't help but be a little freaked out. Where the hell did the last ten years go? Each year seems to go by more rapidly than the last, yikes.

I am happy, really, really happy, with my life right now and I'm also thankful for the family and friends and husband I have that support me and love me and eat my baked goods.

For the next 12 months I plan on work on my 30-by-30 list, 30 things I want to do by the time I leap into my thirties this time next year. I was inspired by folks like Andrea of Hula Seventy and Maggie Mason's (Mighty Girl) Mighty Life List. My list is here on Listography and it isn't full of life-altering, impossible things, but hopefully things I'll do and enjoy or hate or whatever, but I know I'll be richer for the experience. There's something from a Kurt Vonnegut book I think about whenever I'm feeling apprehensive or unmotivated.

"I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center." - from "Player Piano"

In celebration of my birthday here are some pictures from birthdays of the past.


Flourchild said...

Happy Birthday to you! I love your post..great pictures! 20 is sooo young..wait until you hit your 40s!! I always celebrate that Im healthy and alive..what a few more years, right!!

bridgmanpottery said...

happy birthday sweet april! I hope this is your best year ever. xoxo

Gwen said...

Happy Birthday, baking friend!

TeaLady said...

VERY Happy belated Birthday wishes. You don't look a day over 21!!!!

Now that I am in my late 50s I have decided NOT to have any more birthdays and be 47 for the rest of my life.