Wednesday, September 28, 2011

28 Candles

I’ve been so busy focusing on classes and celebrating family birthdays this month that I almost completely forgot about my own! And since I was born on Sept. 28 and am now turning 28, I’ve heard that this actually marks my “golden” birthday – the year in which the date and age match up.

Golden or not, any major celebrating beyond dinner out with my husband is going to have to be put on hold for a few weeks, since I'm swamped with classwork and just kicked off a new freelance project. But that doesn’t mean I can’t use today as a chance to reflect on the future, including the following goals – some serious, some entirely random – for my next 28 years.

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#1 – Launch a small business
#2 – Graduate with my master’s 
#3 – Get and actually stay in shape
#4 – Volunteer
#5 – Raise a family 
#6 – Read
#7 – Write and publish a novel
#8 – Head back to California
#9 – Buy a home
#10 – Travel
#11 – Get an annual Disneyland pass
#12 – Learn to make sushi
#13 – Swim with dolphins
#14 – Try my hand at surfing  
#15 – Take a trip with my mom and sister
#16 – Be someone’s bridesmaid
#17 – Dream
#18 – Get published in a magazine
#19 – Coordinate a beach wedding
#20 – Rock a designer gown
#21 – Play with my kitties
#22 – Renew my vows
#23 – Support my family financially 
#24 – Go to my 20th high school reunion
#25 – Cheer as my kids graduate from college
#26 – Laugh
#27 – Savor good wine & cheese  
#28 – Keep feeling young and healthy, no matter what the calendar says

When is or was your golden birthday? 


  1. Mine passed several years ago...but happy golden! i love your list especially the laughing and dreaming one...have an awesome day!


    What a great list you have there! I hope you have a fantastic birthday and celebration - whenever you are able to calm down and celebrate!

    I didn't know that a golden birthday was when your date and age match up! how cute!! That means mine golden age will be 30 - which seems fitting, since my bday is Dec. 30th!

  3. Happy birthday!!!!

    You have got some great goals for the next 28 years, some very similar to mine! I don't think I even knew about golden birthdays when I had mine though, because I was only 9 when it happened.

  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I love your list; I can't wait to see if it grows!

    My golden birthday is coming up in April; the 24th!

  5. Happy birthday! I love your list of goals :) My Golden Birthday was when I was eight, so I'm pretty sure I didn't know about them back then!

  6. Yay, happy birthday!! My golden birthday was a few years ago when I turned 24. :) I love your list of goals and we have many of them in common.

  7. Happy Birthday!! Great list!

    My golden birthday was my 12th birthday and I don't think I even put two and two together for that.

  8. Happy Birthday!!!

    Mine was on my 20th year :D

  9. happy golden birthday! hope that your celebration is awesome :)

    my golden bday was on the 10th and sometimes i wish it was later in life (around the 20s) so i can celebrate bigger.

  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I'm so excited for you. :) I love golden birthdays!
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  11. Happy golden birthday and your wish list sounds perfect - hope you enjoy a Disney trip and good wine and cheese soon!

  12. Happy Belated Birthday! Hope it was fabulous!

    xoxo, Nali

  13. Glad you had a nice birthday I hope you get a chance to celebrate more. I love your goals thats a good birthday post idea :+)

  14. happy belated birthday! ugh i've totally failed as a blogging friend, but if it makes you feel better, i haven't commented on anyone's blog all week! (maybe the past 2 weeks lol) but, i hope your day was amazing :)

  15. Happy belated birthday! Sorry I missed it. I hope it was special! :) How neat it was your golden one! Mine passed several years ago..


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