Monday, March 03, 2008

Today, at exactly 3:30 PM, I will be 32 years old. I am peacefully terrified by the dawning of this new age for me. Terrified of the unknown and uncertainties but at peace with the decision to be patient and see how it will all unfold.

I woke up this morning and just stared out my window. Stared at the traffic whizzing by on the FDR Drive below my high rise window. Stared at the sunbeams kissing the waves of the East River. Stared at the progress of the construction sites across the river in the Bronx. Stared at everything and nothing. I was lost is a stream of past, present, future, enraptured by examining the depth of my growth. What is it about your birthday that makes you stop and reflect? Is it a rebirth of some sorts? Its almost like your own personal New Years without the ball dropping and fireworks. (Hey, I don't know about you but I think my birthday should have fireworks,a parade and a holiday sale at every major store..hahahahaha)

So far the celebration of my National Holiday has been pretty good (sidebar: what do I have to do to really have my birthday declared a national holiday??? hahahaha). Since we both love Thai food, on Saturday Hustle took me to one of my favorite restaurants in the city, Sea. We had about an hour wait and decided to wait by the bar, especially when I snagged 2 seats right in front of the bartenders. 2 pomegranate mojitos in very large glasses on a very empty stomach made for a very interesting dinner. He saw a side of me that he's never seen and was quite amused by my constant smiles and giggles. All in all, great food, great drinks, great company and a dash (or 2) of flirting made for a very nice birthday dinner. The celebrations for my National Holiday continue for the rest of the week with events planned with friends and loved ones everyday this week. I'm pretty sure some of the events will be very blogworthy.

With trepidation and amusement, I am looking forward to see how my 32nd year on planet Earth unfolds. There are a few things and/or people that I know won't be a part of this stage of my journey. But there are many new experiences and new beginning coming my way. And on today of all days, I can honestly say I was born for this. All of it. So welcome to my life, 32. I hope you are as ready for me as I am ready for you.

Happy Birthday to me.

PS Can I just say how ironic it is that I was born on the 3rd day of the 3rd month at 3:30 PM. Its almost like fate stepped in to make my arrival just a lil special. Or maybe I needed to make a memorable entrance. LOL


rashad said...

If you want to keep this three theme thing going on, you'll need to have a threesome and have 3 kids.

makeba said...

Go, go, go, go, go, go Go, shorty It's your birthday We gon' party like it's your birthday We gon' sip Bacardi like it's your birthday! Hope you had an enjoyable day and I am sure you will have a funfilled week ahead of you. To You and many more to come!

Around The Way Girl said...

Happy Birthday' lady! Yeah a Pisces!