August is birthday month for this Wilton Realtor. I pre-celebrated today at lunch with my step-sister, Nanci Beall. We went to Cafe Bernardo and had a wonderful time, Nanci’s treat. She also made me an amazing picture with stars. Looking up at the stars at night is my favorite thing to do. We get so busy in real estate working we often forget to even eat lunch and enjoy the stars in the wee hours. I’m going out tonight just after midnight to look up at the sky, to enjoy the sparkling stars.
It’s kinda the opposite of uplifting.
In fact, it’s so the opposite of uplifting that I was considering holding off on birthday celebrations until maybe I turn 65 and apply for Medicare. Yup, no more birthday parties or gifts or cards or anything remotely celebratory in connection with my birthday for a while. Not one more birthday post from Elizabeth Weintraub. Then, perhaps I could celebrate in 5-year increments, so it wouldn’t seem like I was getting so old and decrepit. Maybe by the time I turned 90, I would once again be ready to celebrate every year, when I truly have an event to celebrate, something to blog about and make a birthday post from Elizabeth Weintraub mean something.
After I thought this and contemplated it for a while, I concluded that celebrating only milestone birthdays was a pretty stupid and wasted thought process. I should be content with the fact that every morning when I open my eyes that I am still here and have not been abducted by aliens.
Not only that, but the past year has been remarkable. I got to enjoy 3 weeks in the South Pacific over the holidays, finally visited Hilton Head Island, scored front row seats to a musical in Chicago, spent Thanksgiving with both of our families and had the best year in real estate ever over the past four decades, selling $32 million in a depressed market.
Turning 61 is pretty great!