Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sweet Sixteen: The Sequel

Another year, another birthday. When I was a kid I thought thirty was so old - and in any event, so far off that I couldn't even conceptualize it. Now I'm thirty-two...officially a thirty-something. I don't think of it as old or young. It's just a number.

I'm really looking forward to this year. I know it will be a good one. For the last few years on my birthday I've been thinking about what I've accomplished in the past, what I'm not doing, what I should be doing better...I tend to be hard on myself even on my birthday. I'm not doing that anymore. I'm telling 31 the same thing I said to 2008 - "beat it, bozo!" I decided that 2009 is going to be a year of positive thinking. There is too much going on right now within me and in the world to have another day, another BIRTH-day, where I'm reflecting on yesterday. Yesterday only matters in the sense that I'm going to use what I learned to be better tomorrow. No? This year I'm thinking about today. It's good. I like it.

walking into...

So...without further ado, Happy Birthday to me! I'm having dinner and lots of good wine with my family tonight at one of my favorite restaurants in New York and this weekend I'm having a fabulous joint-birthday dinner with a dear friend and 20 of our closest.

Oh happy day!

Today's soundtrack is inspired by this photograph taken in Argentina and one of my favorite artists of all time.

El Mareo - Gustavo Cerati

Stay tuned for another post today to share some exciting news about my most recent giveaway. I'm doing a co-promotion with a favorite blog of mine.

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Kitten said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Chessa,
Happy Birthday to you! :)

Love, Kitten :)

Matt Allen Photography said...

Happy Birthday!

Shannalee said...

Happy birthday! Yours is just one day from my mom's - no wonder you're so cool.

nadia said...

bonne fete chessa!

Una Zamorana y un Sallentí said...

¡Féliz Cumpleaños!!!!!


Angry Asian said...

happy birthday monica!!

Tartelette said...

Happy Birthday dear Chessa!
Enjoy the celebrations!

mary said...

YAY! Great attitude. I love it. I could care less about how old I am, and I think every new year is a chance to fine-tune and make yourself better. Hope it was a great one! xo

painted fish studio said...

happy happy birthday! Maegan said...


Happy Birthday! I hope it was fab! Welcome to 32! {I'm hoping it only gets better from here :)}

The Lil Bee said...

Sweet Sixteen the Sequel: I like that!