today is my birthday. i turn the ripe old age of 32. actually i really have no problem with the age. i personally think it’s a great time to be in my thirties and that, well, my twenties were a ridiculous time with lots of personal issues and my thirties started out a little shaky – but seriously it can only get better. right?
but, today i went into new york city with my little cousin – who is well not so little, she’s going to be 21 in just a couple weeks. we had no agenda except to maybe check out the TKTS booth for what was half price and grab me a gluten free cupcake at Babycakes NYC. we ended up saying no to a show since the weather was great for just walking and wandering and i DID have my camera with me. so that’s what we did.
it was a good day. i got my gluten free cupcake (mocha – soooooo good) and i played with my camera and left the city very calm and relaxed. really – a good birthday.
but, it’s just a weird day. it doesn’t feel like my birthday. my dad is slightly ornery. my brothers are unable to commit to a day to have cake together. and i don’t really want to make a big deal. but now i’m having dinner at one house on one night and another house on another. which is fine. i do want to make everyone happy – but at the same time… it’s my damn birthday. make me happy! i know that at times i have ridiculous expectations. and i’m trying to breathe in, breathe out and let it all go. and have faith the universe will look out for me.
because, well, i’m done. i’m done with getting upset because it feels like everything is too difficult. i’m done with being sad that things don’t work out the way envisioned.
so, my intention for this 33rd year of life is to have faith in the universe and accept that sometimes, things are what they are. and they work out the way they are meant to be. it’s not easy for me to do. i do not live that way. i can sometimes be a cynical bastard that views her personal life negatively and assumes it won’t work out. but that takes a lot of energy and i need my energy for important things – like taking pictures, seeking out live music, knitting, obsessively listening to west side story and rent, and reading all the damn books in my bookshelf. so, i don’t have a drink in my hand, but if i did – i would raise it to this resolve. here goes nothing…
OH and some pictures…