They Say It's My Birthday

The actual Big Day is Monday, but since it’s conveniently located adjacent to the weekend, I’m claiming the whole three days. I’ll be on “the other side” of 50 on Monday, which requires additional time for acceptance.

No big plans for celebrations, just the usual family dinner and some time with friends. In other words, perfect! Birthdays are a great time for reflection, and I’m sure I’ll be doing even more of that than I usually do. I like to think about where I’ve been, contemplate where I’m going, re-assess my values and dreams, and plan my next steps.

This year’s birthday ponderings are a little different from years past. In addition to NOT needing to lose 100 pounds, I don’t have a job to plan around. Life is wide open, and it’s up to me to decide where to take it. So many options, so many possibilities…it gives rise to this, my shiny new personal mantra for the next few months:

I may not know where I’m going, but I’m not lost.

As I try new things, succeeding and failing, I have an internal compass that’s stronger than it’s ever been.


It will guide me to my right path, whether that be the one I was on or to somewhere completely new.

I can’t wait!!

What makes up YOUR internal compass? What keeps you from getting lost?

Or, if you’re feeling a little lost, maybe this weekend is a good time to ponder what drives you and motivates you to do the right things…for yourself and the rest of us.

Wishing you all a happy, healthy weekend!