Post # 1
So today is my 37th birthday & I feel sooooo down in the dumps! My new husband has been out of the state all last week working & won’t return until this Friday…so I’m home alone on my bday. I’m having a pity party for myself I guess. Having a bday on a Monday kinda sucks ~ no one is available to help you celebrate.
37 sounds so “serious” like I’m seriously coming up on the big 4-0! I know I have a very blessed life – I have a home, friends, family & a new hubbie. I have job (even though I hate it) & I’m alive…but still feel so unaccomplished…like I should have done more by now.
Anyone have a hard time with a particular birthday? Last time I struggled with a number is was my 30th bday…interesting
Post # 3
I have a solution…..go get a manicure/pedicure!!! Treat yourself!! You deserve it and it will brighten your day.
Age is just a number…and 37 is nowhere near old. Or another good saying is “you are only young once, but you can be immature forever!”
Now, go treat yourself!!! And have a great day!!
Post # 4
I couldn’t agree with heathaah more! I just turned 30 this year, and everyone was asking me if it was weird or if I felt like I was getting old…and to be honest, not really. I still feel like I’m way too young to be married, have a beautiful house with a good job and all of that, yet I have it!
I think treating yourself to a mani/pedi is a great idea! Or go shopping for an awesome new dress that you can wear the next time you and your husband go to dinner!
Post # 5
I agree, spoil yourself a little today. Go for a little pampering, take yourself out to dinner or get takeout from a favorite place, indulge in a little guilty pleasure tv or movie. I know what you mean about thinking you should have accomplished more though. My life, while very happy, is nowhere near what I always thought it would be when I was younger. But this life suits me much better. 🙂 Happy Birthday!
Post # 6
Happy Birthday! I just turned 30 and I was feeling so down about the number too… but then, just dont think about the number. You feel great, look great, happy, healthy what else matters? Should’ve, would’ve, could’ve, we’ve all got those, nothing really goes as planned, just live in the now and enjoy the journey you’ve had.
Post # 7
Happy Birthday! I agree with the others who suggested treating yourself to something like a manicure and pedicure. I also think it’s OK to let yourself feel a little down. Birthdays bring out all kinds of emotions, don’t they? Sometimes when I feel like life is passing me by and I haven’t reached certain goals yet, I read inspirational stories about people who accomplished things later in life. It might make you feel so young in comparison and re-inspire you. Lots of women, for example, talk about how life really begins at 40. Maybe it would be a good day to think about all of the wonderful things that have happened in your life in the past few years and think about all the ways you and your new husband can celebrate this weekend!
To answer your question, I was excited about 30, but 31 was hard. There were several reasons why, but I felt really alone and it hit me that I was in my 30’s and felt like I needed to really start living like a grown-up. But 32 and 33 were great birthdays!
If nothing else, please make sure you eat some cake today!
Post # 8
I know how you feel, I just turned 35 a few weeks ago, and it was tough just saying that number, lol. Especially when I’m so immature on the inside, but my body is aging so rapidly on the outside –j/k! The bees have given some great advice, so please have a wonderful day and focus on all your blessings. Life will keep getting better and better as we get older and wiser. Think of all you’ve learned over the years, all the life experiences that have shaped you into the dynamic & sophisticated woman you are today!
Post # 9
Honey, I am 51 and I do not consider myself to be old! Thirty-seven and you are just hitting your prime. Indulge a little, celebrate a lot!