Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Thirty Four

The cool thing about being thirty four is that you are finally beginning to see the benefits of all these years of making good financial choices.  Your retirement accounts are growing, your debt is shrinking, and you can see the light at the end of the tunnel of personal finance.

The cool thing about being thirty four is that you know, without a doubt, who matters in your life.  Your priorities are clear, and therefore, are easy to keep straight.

The cool thing about being thirty four is that you've finally conquered your weight, for the first time in your life, and you can get on the scale and experience pride instead of guilt - even when you've been naughty and had cake and lots of alcohol and steak the night before. 

The cool thing about being thirty four is that certain things which would have sent you into a tailspin of self-loathing fifteen years ago roll off of you like they never mattered to begin with. 

The cool thing about being thirty four is that you have perspective. 

The cool thing about being thirty four is that you know exactly who you are.

The cool thing about being thirty four is that you no longer feel like you need to apologize for being yourself.

Happy birthday to me! 

11 comments:

RobMonroe said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

I am finding out more and more that life is all about perspective. You have a good one, and that is a blessing!

B.J. said...

Happy birthday, Honey. I love you.

Left of Ordinary said...

Happy birthday! 35 is even better. :)

Bev said...

You are way ahead of the game with a list of "cool things" like that at the young whippersnapper age of 34...congrats!

luis said...
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Cassondra said...

Happy Birthday to you!!

Auntie Ann said...

Happy Birthday Amy. I was a supervisor at PMH and visited you and your mom when you were born. You are still as cute as you were 34 years ago. Hope you have a wonderful celebration of your life today.

Connie said...

I love you. You are sooooo smart. Can't wait to hear about the cool things about being 40 and just wait til 50 (for me in Nov)... it just keeps getting better and better and better.

Connie said...

ps: I want to know what the post was that was administratively removed... holy cow you hottie! it's come to that!

Cate said...

Yes, how nice it is to be able to relax!

plaidchaos said...

I'm 39 today and can say that all you've said is true, and that it only gets better. Many happy returns!