Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My birthday present

Today I'm another year older. I'm not really reconciled to the aging thing but had an experience today that made me grateful to be where I am in the whole life voyage. I made an appointment to make my 44 year old self feel younger and did the whole haircut/dye/highlight thing. My regular hairdresser wasn't working today so I went with a younger cosmetologist. She told me her age (20) and I did some mental math and came to the realization that I could be her mother. She was a sweet girl and we talked about each others' lives, TV, and local gossip. To hear about her life, I recalled my life at 20. It was during my heyday at Ohio State. I had not yet met my husband. I was basically still a kid who did not take college seriously, nor did I behave responsibly in much of the rest of my life outside the classroom. Thank goodness I did not make any life altering decisions about career/spouse/life at this time because I am not anything like that person now. In listening to her current experiences, I tried to temper my advice and opinions because I knew my twenty year old self would never listen to the me that I am right now. I don't think I interacted with many women twenty four years older than me at that time anyway (except maybe my mom).

Anyway, to Summer, I dedicate this post. You gave me a perfect hairstyle/color which made me feel younger, and, at the same time, made me appreciate being the age I am! Could I wish for a better birthday present?

P.S. This post is also dedicated to Judy who wants me to update my blog, already!


David A. Davison said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!! I have been sick the past few days and not online at all.

ChefBliss.com said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!! I beat you to 44 by two days and I'm enjoying it!! I love your birthday present, mine was a chocolate cake to myself!! LOL!! I happened upon your blog and I'm enjoying it!! Happy Birthday!!

ChefBliss.com said...

OK, that was the lamest comment ever! Can I start again? I love your birthday present!!! Sorry I missed the actual day, we have sixteen family members all celebrating bdays in this same week, starting with mine!! Crazy to say the least! I want to see your hair! :)