So my Love and I are going to NYC, to celebrate my 40th birthday. It’s the type of milestone most people generally want to avoid. Hitting that next decade, can prompt an existential if not mid-life crisis. While the existential, neurotic, musings are chilling with me lately, I’m hoping mid-life crisis is one I might avoid. All in all, my life is pretty great, so I’m living it up.
We are going to NYC, to see P!nk on my birthday, at Madison Square Garden. Seeing P!nk has long been near the top of my bucket list, but I never really looking into attending a concert. I figured the tickets and travel would be too much for me to justify spending. Well, my Love surprised me with tickets, and we are off. I’m pretty excited, and my partner in crime is going to get more than she bargained for, when I sing and dance along to the entire concert.
We won’t be in NYC for too long, but hope to do some tourist-y type stuff, while there. Unbeknownst to me, my friends and family got together to make this trip even more epic. I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone, for making this birthday so amazing, I might forget the small detail of my turning 40.
My family and friends contributed to the following, which is just overwhelming and wonderful:
NYC Souvenirs, Dinner on April 3rd, Birthday Breakfast, & Birthday Lunch ~ Cathy, BJ, and kids
Pink Souvenirs and Birthday Dinner ~ Mom (Judie)
Metro Cards and LIRR Tix, and Adult Admission Tix to Rubin Museum ~ Mike & Cathy O’Keefe
Street Meat ~ Marisa
Empire State Building VIP tickets ~ Mom & Dad (Barb & Dave)
Birthday Dinner ~ Duffy
Marco Doggie Daycare ~ Lindsay, Joli, Ruby, Ozzie, and Man
I hope we are able to take plenty of pictures, of this grand adventure, as I hop over one of the 3rd rails of life, moving from 39 to 40.
I think it’s common to reflect on your life, at different moments, and to be struck by how different your life turned out to be, from what you once imagined. I certainly had a different picture. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a veterinarian, an astronaut, a ballet dancer and the 2nd female President (I knew you had to be 35, and thought we should have a 1st by then. I was so naive!). Well, I might have went off that beaten, and perhaps un-realistic path, but that’s not the only thing I didn’t see coming.
I never realized that what would be more important than where I ended up, was who I ended up there with. No matter where I am, I have an incredible family, and some pretty amazing friends, plus a love to last a lifetime. I have my person, to share my life with, and I am surrounded by love.
Thank you all, for being in my life. Your love is overwhelming.