I get disillusioned with people a lot. (It probably has a lot to do with how often I ride public transit.) But I am feeling all sorts of happiness towards humanity. Because I had a wonderful birthday for the first time in ages. 

Once upon a time, my good birthdays were my own responsibility. I would run away from everyone and take myself to a movie and get myself a book and sit myself down for a delicious lunch. As good as those days were, they were also lonely. 

And in the frenzy of family and the holidays, it’s tended to get a little lost in the shuffle. (Or a lot.)

But this year I had a wonderful week, a full week, lots of work, lots of fun, a general delight.

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I was lucky enough to run a Blogging Workshop at the Massachusetts Conference for Women. It was a great conference and getting to be a part of it was thrilling. I love teaching as a rule, and I loved getting to talk to so many women about how to leverage their online presence. Can I do it every year? Please? 

After that lovely day, my lovely friends and I met up for drinks after the Conference. And this happened:


It’s the little things. My people are there and they’re looking out for me. It makes me happy. 

What did I do on my actual birthday?

I gave myself a pretty fantastic present. You’re going to be jealous.

I took a nap. 

It rocked.

3 Responses to Celebrations

  1. Jennifer Mehl says:

    Oh and also, you looked really nice on your birthday! Not sure if it’s the hairdo, or that birthday glow, but whatever it was, it worked!

  2. JoLee says:

    Ouch. :) Be fair, your roommies were planning on taking you out and making a cake and having a party for your birthday! You slipped off to enjoy your day exactly as you wanted it to be. Congrats on the blog gig and happy birthday again! I hope we get to meet up again soon.

  3. If By Yes says:

    I am totally jealous. I’m so glad you had a great birthday!
    If By Yes recently posted..Blargh

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