It’s been about ten years since I’ve been excited about an upcoming birthday; which, is this Saturday. September 26th. I have nothing against birthdays and getting older; in the same respect, see me in another 10 years and my views may have changed. Ha. Over time I stopped celebrating with a party; and, I’m not sure why. Touch of anxiety over having an entire day devoted to your very existence?!! Let’s not get it twisted though. I do love a reason to get dressed up, hair on point, and make-up all done.
Okay. This is how I’ve spent my birthdays. For the past five years I’ve been a photographer at a charity zombie walk; in Lakewood, Ohio. Their fall walk usually lands on the weekend of my turning “another year wiser.” Two of my favorite things; photography and zombies. It’s a gift I give to myself. Imagine my displeasure when I found out that they weren’t having it this year! Oh, no!! I’ll have to miss out on seeing the great friends I’ve made from these gore-tastic events. It puts a damper on the year.
The silver lining?…..
This will be the first birthday in ten years that I’ve had a boyfriend to celebrate it with! We are in a 3 hour long distance relationship; and, our lives get busy. We do our best to see each other when we can. It definitely means a lot that he’ll be by my side. 🙂
I don’t get to travel back to my hometown often; and, when I do, I usually only have a day and I want to spend that day with my boyfriend. It’s beyond difficult to try and squeeze all my visits with family and friends in such a short amount of time. When I realized my 31st birthday was coming up, I figured it convenient to have anyone who wanted to visit with me, to show up at a bar with a jukebox! The jukebox is pivotal! I am ALL for live bands. I was in a few bands. But; on my birthday, I really want to be able to select the songs I want to hear. It’s my party; I’ll whine if I want to. That being said. I called around to make sure my stipulations were met and I decided on a spot! I took the classy route; and, shared my “event” on facebook.
In a handful of hours I’ll be making the trip up north and staying overnight at my beloved cousins’ house. My cousin, is probably my Curtis Lowe. He plays a mean guitar and it is always a blast when we jam! Some of my former band mates will be over at his house to celebrate with me and that is such a treat! My cousins are so lovable and gracious for opening up their house while we stay up north for the weekend. I’m truly looking forward to it.
And, truly looking forward to my entire birthday weekend!! I get to see my family, see my friends, and see my man. Amazingness guaranteed!