Part of the redesign of the blog is to write often….as often as I have an idea in response to whatever it is I’m reading. (Great advice per Matt Chevy’s Life Without Pants blog see #5.)
Today I read this from Cindy Kane (@CindyKane on Twitter) and loved that she feels as young as she did at 28. She just started her blog so subscribe to that and follow her. Cindy’s mindset made me want to share one way that you can keep that mindset going, year after year, birthday after birthday.
Here is the secret when it comes to birthdays that Robyn and I came up with, celebrate the second digit of your birthday.
I started this when Robyn and I started dating. My first birthday with her was my 7th. We went to the science museum then went out for burgers and milkshakes. On my 8th birthday we went ice skating (because all cool 8 year olds have an ice skating party) and then went out for pizza.
On my most recent birthday, my 9th if you lost count, we stepped it up a bit. We went out to a diner that was on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives (favorite time wasting show) then went to a paint-your-own-pottery shop. There we spent over 3 hours trying to decide what figurine, dish, bowl, vase, sign, or coaster to paint THEN painting it. My lovely art work looked as though a 9 year old did it, it was hilarious, relaxing, and good to get back to the basics of good ol’ fashioned birthday fun.
Pictures of the final product will be shared soon. We had to leave our ceramics there to be baked in the oven.
Oh and next year, I’ll be 0. Let’s just say I’m pretty excited to see what that results in. Number one on my list for that day is eating cake with my hands and making a huge mess of it. See below for inspiration.