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I'm 32! And a great big geek :-)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

I always get reflective at significant times - my birthday, my sparkversary, new year, christmas, sunday nights,... Oh I can overmuse and overthink with the best of them. But hey, it's my birthday and I'll think if I want to :-p (One of my cards today: 'It's my birthday and I'll have carbs if I want to.' Too right!)

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So lying awake last night in excitement (because despite those around me who try to say it's ridiculous, I'm still excited by my day :-) ) I started thinking about the numbers that go into 32. Hey, I'm a mathematician and a geek. So we have 16, 8, 4, 2, 1. I tried and failed to remember those birthdays so instead tried to think about what I was like at those ages. And my big theory is that in each of those gaps, we grow up about the same amount. Between 1, 2, 4, 8 and 16 there are obviously some major life developments, but given how much I've changed as a person since I was 16, I reckon that's just as big of a change as happened between 8 and 16, between 4 and 8, etc. So who will I be at 64 I wonder??

31 was not a great year for me. 30 was effing awesome. I feel 32 is going to be somewhere in between and the odds are looking up at the moment. My meditation is helping me to learn to live in the moment, and I'm taking so much joy from little moments now. I've definitely stopped overworrying about the future quite so much in the last few weeks. Who knows where it will go from here?
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  • SUNSHINE20113
    Happy birthday!! I also still love my birthday, and am very insistent when it comes to the necessity of cake! I think I also enjoy the opportunity to get a little reflective, and, really, just to have an excuse to celebrate something.
    I think there's something to that theory, too. I hope we all keep changing and developing and growing well into our 90s!
    (Thanks also for commenting on my blog. I have relaxed with the streaks. I'm just doing what I can as I have the energy to, and learning to be okay with that)
    2201 days ago
    Happy birthday to you!!!!

    I like your big age theory hehe. I would certainly agree with the changes between the ages, too. It's a lot of fun to think about. A bit scary when you double it to 64 though, hehe.

    Here's hoping for an effing awesome 32nd year of life! :D
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