Thursday, May 20, 2010

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30 =
the number of hours of overnight call i have left in my life
the number of anthro dresses in my closet? (not quite, but getting there!)


newest edition: sunwashed dots! THANK YOU mom + dad!!!

estimated number of days in a row i have consumed some variation of the breakfast below


number of days since our apartment looked presentable
number of years i am old today!!

blogged birthdays: a review
one of the things i love most about having a blog is being able to look back and see what i was thinking/doing years ago. it gives me so much perspective and i truly see it as a learning tool for personal growth. it's also just fun to relive lovely moments . . . such as birthdays!

in 2005, i declared, "i still read multiple trashy magazines and i care what lindsay lohan and christina aguilera wear to various awards shows. but in many respects i feel older -- wanting to sleep a nice 8 hours a night, lasting until midnight only on the rarest evenings out, and generally embracing routine. obsessing over desperate housewives (ha)." doesn't sound like much has changed . . . other than linsday lohan.

in 2006, just days away from our wedding, i proclaimed "MY YOUTH IS OVER AND I AM OLD" and then proceeded to go off on a diatribe against skinny jeans. heh.

in 2007, i was totally lame and taught a kaplan PCAT class and didn't even bother to post. on may 23, i reassured readers: "don't worry, i'm not dead."

may 20, 2008 looks very familiar! i was on call 5/17 (as ward intern), and had 5/20 off during the week - just like today. and, also much like today -- i chose to fill the day with a massage/pedi as well as dinner at the lovely and intimate bonne soirée. hey, if it ain't broke . . .

in 2009, josh and i were in napa valley and i spent the day tasting champagne! ahh, i love reading old vacation posts.


above: taken 1 year ago today in CA


my happiness project
a while back, i decided i would start my own happiness project for my 30th year! each month, i will choose a theme to focus on -- and i will take on projects and exercises designed to boost my own personal happiness. when i stop to think about it, i'm starting off relatively happy already, but i still think there is room for more . . . and life seems to be getting shorter (and going faster) by the minute.

this month's theme will be mindfulness. this was the theme for the last month of gretchen rubin's book, but i plan to both start AND end with this extremely important area.

and with that, i am going to end this post and spend a mindful morning performing a (cathartic!) clean-up of our apartment. with music, sunlight and a reward massage scheduled for 11, i really can't think of a better way to spend the morning of my birthday! onward and upward . . .

41 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Sarah! The big 3-0. Egads. What I wouldn't give to be 30 again. :)

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  2. that sounds like the best kind of birthday!! enjoy your day

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  3. Happy Birthday! I have a coffee mug like that only it has a different pattern. I love the fun little handle!

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  4. Happy, happy Birthday, Sarah! I have never commented on here before but I have to tell you that I so enjoy reading your blog each morning! I hope you have a great day and next year ahead!

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  5. Happy birthday, Sarah! I've been reading for awhile but haven't yet commented. I especially enjoy your Anthro and Chapel Hill/Durham related content. I am a little freaked out about my own big 3-0 later this year, but am inspired by the way the way you're embracing yours!

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  6. Happy Birthday Sarah! I hope you have a great one.

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  7. happy birthday girl! hope it's an amazing one :) love that picture, you two look so happy :)

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  8. Happy birthday! Have a relaxing, happy day.

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  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope it's wonderful! :)

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  10. Happy Birthday! Thanks for a blog that is always an interesting read.

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  11. Happy birthday! Here's to it being the best decade yet.

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  12. Anonymous10:01 AM

    Happy Birthday! I really enjoy reading your blog. I just cleaned my kitchen last night, ahhhhh.... so nice to get up to in the morning.

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  13. Happy birthday! I hope you have a fabulous day. Where are you getting your massage - I think I might get one soon and I'm trying to pick a place!

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  14. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ME LOVEY!!!!!!!

    Isn't the best present knowing you'll see me in August?? Kidddinggggg.

    Ezekiel English Muffins=the best birthday breakfast. Have a lovely day!

    PS I think of you as 23 years old....I'm serious.

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  15. Happy birthday!! Hope you have a great day

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  16. Happy Birthday! This is a great idea about having your own Happiness Project. Maybe I will get the book too!

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  17. Happy birthday!

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  18. happy birthday! your plans for the day sound quite excellent, and i can't wait to read the happiness project for myself:)

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  19. Happy Birthday, happy birthday, happy birthday! I love that you are doing your own Happiness Project for your 30th year. nd I love that you e-mailed last night because now I am going to the HLS! Thank you!

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  20. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, Sarah!!

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  21. Happy birthday!!! Im turning 30 this year as well...eek!

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