Saturday, December 31, 2011
Wishes, and the year ahead
I don't have my wish formulated yet. I am not sure what to wish for. And it feels really important, this wish. By tonight, I'll have it. And out it will go, floating in the night air, in a pretty lantern, along with my first four decades of living.
I am pretty much planning a year-long celebration of forty. I mean, why the hell not? I am turning forty in such a happy, healthy place.
I have a big birthday party in Vegas in a week and a half. If you're wondering why you weren't invited, it's on a Wednesday night and I'm tacking it on to the beginning of a work trip. This party is all of my friends from work (plus one or two who are coming out for it), who conveniently happen to be some of my very best friends. There is a suite, and there are reservations, and there is shopping to be done and much anticipation. I will be purchasing some fabulous, inappropriate for forty, dress that looks kick-ass with my new boots. And yes, Internet, you will definitely get some pictures.
Then in March, it's a week in Maui. With two of my best friends who turned forty a couple of months before me. The goal there? I want to be happy enough with my body to post a picture of myself in a bikini on Facebook. You heard it here first.
And here is what I've just added. I'm going to Europe in June, while Sarah is at camp, by myself. A friend of mine is going to connect me with his friends across the pond. I will go to the places I've always wanted to see and then let the wind, and strangers, take me where they will.
Thank you for reading, and being supportive of my writing. So many of you pull me aside and tell me that you enjoy my blog and I can't tell you how much I appreciate that. It's fun to write, and it's even more fun to know that you enjoy reading it. I wish each of you a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year. I hope 2012 is wonderful for all of us.