May 13, 2010

Excuse me while I have a moment

Excuse me while I have a moment.
Or two.
Or seventy-three.

Today I turned 35 years old.
And I am having a really hard time with it.

I am officially closer to 40 than 30.

How could that be when it feels like just months ago I was studying for tests, wearing pastel pink dollar store lipstick and learning how to drive?

I am 35.
I don't feel old....but I feel like I am getting old.
Make sense????

Life is just going by too fast and I am forgetting to enjoy the moments...the seconds.....because I am too busy cleaning up cookie crumbs and dirty socks.

I am stressed about groceries.
Buying new jeans with no holes in the knees.
What to make for dinner.
Finding the lost library books.
And making sure the dog doesn't eat food off of the counter.

I am 35.

And before I blink, I will be 40....45....50.

Excuse me while I have a moment.

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Gigi said...

Ohhh sweetie.....happy birthday.

Yeah, 40's not so bad. It's the idea of 45 that has me freaked out.....

and yeah, it does go pretty quickly.

Heatherlyn said...

My sentiments exactly. I just turned 34 so I am one behind you. It's crazy how we don't FEEL so old and yet definitely age each year! Crazy! Enjoy all the wonderful crazy beautiful moments of your life!!! I hope you enjoyed your birthday (aging notwithstanding)!!!

Just Lisa said...

Yes, I had this moment when I turned 35, too...

Happy Birthday! Have an extra piece of cake for me!

Foursons said...

Aw, Happy Birthday! I'm turning 36 in November.

Life with Kaishon said...

Happy Birthday! Make the most of every day because time really does fly!

alicia said...

You are not alone. I've been there too. I've decided I should embrace it...

Happy 35.


Dysfunctional Mom said...

You certainly are entitled to have your moment. Turning 30 was the birthday that kicked my @$$.
Now I'm 37 and it doesn't bother me at all, and I'm looking forward to turning 40, which is really just weird.
Happy Birthday!

Farmers Wifey said...

Take your moment...happy birthday. From a nearly 43 year old, let me tell you, we do get better with age....

Jen said...

You go right ahead and have a moment.

Krystyn said...

Oh, happy, happy birthday!

What a cute baby you were.

And, what is it with the years getting shorter and shorter?

Jenners said...

Love love love the baby photo!

And get over it!!! I'm 42!!!! ; )

Chris said...

I actually had this moment twice -- once when I turned thirty one (30 is more like the culmination of your twenties...) and again when I turned 35, and was on the downward slope to 40.

I'll be 38 this year, and it turns out it's not so bad :)

Happy Birthday!