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May 4th, 2007 at 07:41 pm

I want to thank those who responded to my last post. I know what I need to do now and I will begin working on it. I also want to express my thanks to those who wished me a happy birthday. Yes, today was my birthday. The big 3-4. I think this year was the first time since I turned 30 that I felt depressed about being 34. It feels like years are slipping away from me. It feels to me that it hasn't been too long ago that I graduated from high school and college. It is hard to believe I am in my mid-thirties now. I dread next year because I will be half-way toward 40. I know people say that age is a state of mind and I will probably look back and think how silly it was for me to worry about turning 40. I did the same thing when I turned 30 but it turned out to not be so bad.

My mom asked me today if there was things I wanted to change this next year and thereafter. I have been thinking about that for the last month or two and yes there is things I want to change. I keep on saying each year that I am going to change my ways but never carry through with any of the promises that I make to myself. One thing that I want to change is my finances and I feel like I made a good decision about joining these blogs and forums. I believe that I will get enough support to help me carry out what needs to be done. Another thing that I want to change is my weight. I keep on making resolutions that I am going to lose weight but I never get very far with it. It is always ends up with me getting discouraged and quiting. I want this year to be different. In order for that to happen I need to set some goals. I have already begun saving my lose change. That is one positive step towards becoming financially free. I listen to Dave Ramsey every morning. I read financial blogs every day. So all in all I think I am off to a good start.

4 Responses to “Birthday”

  1. JanH Says:

    Happy birthday! I think we all have those birthdays that seem to get us more than others. As I approached forty, I read a book about all these famous people who had accomplished their big things after forty. Made me feel a whole lot better. And the only way I can make changes is in little steps. Don't be too hard on yourself. Dealing with these brain disorders like we do is not easy. Practice one little step until it becomes easier and then take on another goal. We're cheering you on!

  2. homebody Says:

    As I approach the big 5-0, I understand. The only thing I have accomplished is raising three lovely contributing members to society who will hopefully give me grandchildren one day!

    I am trying to "find myself" again after becoming an empty nester 6 months ago and it's hard.

    And like Jan says, one step at a time!

  3. Ima saver Says:

    The best years of my life were in my mid thirties. By then, you finally get good sense!! I would love to swap ages with anyone on this forum. The only birthday I dreaded was age 60!

  4. lieweheksie Says:

    Happy Belated Birthday- the late 30's are easier( or maybe it's resignation:-))
    Enjoy yourself now and dont compare to others-financially or otherwise- good luck on your journey

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