Monday, October 11, 2010
Queen for a day
Yesterday was my birthday. Yes, 42 years ago I was born at 2.45 am, at 5lbs and with my feet bent back all the way to my ankles. And as my dear old dad used to say, 'Now look at you'!!! Now, I'm 60-something kilos (130-something lbs?), still have weak ankles but I've created the most beautiful family. I know I usually use this blog as a platform for whinging, whining and general complaining (although I do TRY to be some sort of an inspiration!) but after yesterday, I realised once again, how very, very lucky I am. I can count on both hands the people I love.
Even though we had torrential rain, we went out for an early breakfast where I sat in my 'receiving chair' at the head of the table and opened my gifts. From TD No. 1 - a gorgeous Japanese bangle; from TD No. 2 - some champagne flutes and wine glasses; from No. 1 Son - the Stephen Fry autobiography and from SH No. 1 - a beautiful pair of diamond earrings!!! Yes, the gifts are special and every one of them represents a part of me and the fact that my family know me so well is touching. I'm not materialistic and that's just a small part of it. I really was treated like a queen and each and every one of them made me feel so special. TD No. 1 and I forgot our differences and really connected and No. 1 Son was so excited, it was like it was his birthday. I had lots of phone calls and texts, ate whatever I wanted and in the evening I had a party with my 3 year old nephew who shares my birthday, where we danced and got to sing 'Happy Birthday' - twice.
I think we become so caught up in our day to day routines - rushing from here to there, we forget to just stop and really appreciate who and what we have in our lives. Well, I do anyway.
I've done it!!!
Well, I've finally done it!! Got accepted into Uni AND created a blog!!! After searching for insightful websites to help me tackle my journey into academia at my ripe old age and coming up with nil, I decided to start one of my own. I hope this blog will encourage anyone who has ever doubted their own abilities, to put one foot in front of the other and achieve their ambitions, desires, dreams...no matter what they are. If anyone has any inspiring stories to share, I would love to hear them. I love an inspiring story!!!