This woman’s list of birthday resolutions is so spot-on, you’ll be sticking them on your fridge.
There are so many meaningful, heartfelt letters floating around the Internet today that people are writing to waitresses, people on airplanes, to total strangers that have been kind and thoughtful or acted with love and kindness towards them. These “open letters” can be written to anyone, teenage children, babies, celebrities, relatives who have passed away or to the writer’s younger selves.
This really isn’t that – this isn’t that major. I mean for me maybe it is.
This is a letter, actually more like a list to myself, on my 43rd birthday.
Yes, happy birthday to me. It's today and I had a lovely morning with my husband and two boys followed by a solo cheapie manicure (heaven) this afternoon. I've been given some quiet time to write and we're going out for pizza tonight.
Forty-three is not some milestone birthday. This is no 30, 40 or 50. No big party, no keg, no new outfit was purchased to celebrate in -- just a day with people I love. And pizza, which I also love.
Each year on my birthday I try and take a look back at myself and the year that's behind me as well as the one that lies ahead.
Again, no giant, life changing things but still, things that during my 43rd year on the planet I'd like to try and see through.
Be nicer to myself.
Okay, kind of starting off with a doozy there after saying this list was no biggie. The daily battles in my head need to stop. I can't tell you how many times I walk into the bathroom at work, catch myself in the mirror and say mean things to my reflection. Then the defender of my head-bully says "STOP BEING SO MEAN TO YOURSELF, you're fantastic." I want to listen to that voice more please. I'm 43; I don't have time for asshole head bullies."
Eat better but don't be all fanatical about it.
I am the biggest lover of Elaine's, from Seinfeld , "big salad" you will meet. I love fresh delicious, healthy food. Basically... I love all food. I'm gonna eat more big salads. But I'm also gonna have a piece of cake or a really good pastry/cookie/plate of nachos when I want to.