Life, Thankfuls

Today

Today I turned 27.

Normally – I hate my birthday.  Not so much the fact that I am having another birthday -but the whole spotlight on me -sort of makes me uncomfortable.  Getting older, being old -the whole package.  But today?  Today was pretty epic.

It was one of those all-around amazing days that left my heart feeling full and happy.  An almost guilty type happy -because the day has been that great.  The kind of day that fills you up with all the happy, bubbly feelings that leave you smiling.  A kind of day I wish I could bottle up so tightly and pull it out on grey days.

Mom went all out -as she does, to make me feel special.  With cake, balloons, presents and flowers.  We had lunch together -and rounded the afternoon out with a free coffee from Starbucks.  Nothing beats free!

There was a special package in the mail from my friend, a number of special messages and of course -a few Starbucks gift cards from mom and Amanda and co.

The evening was finished up with a free (yes, free!) steak dinner at a restaurant with a small group of good friends, mom and dad.  I can’t remember the last time I was out for my birthday with friends.  It’s always nice to spend time with family -but adding some really good friends to the mix made my heart happy.

It was a…wonderful day.

I didn’t win a million dollars -but cashed out in the friends and family department.

A big thank you to everyone who made my day special.  I really, really enjoyed it.

I’d say 27 is off to a good start.

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2 thoughts on “Today”

  1. Many happy returns. With the wisdom of hindsight, I can tell you that birthdays are goooooood. In fact, the more you have, the longer you live!
    As to telephotos for landscapes, until now my default lens has been a 28-300 on a Nikon DX, and I frequently found myself zooming in, almost naturally, to get a shot that seemed right.
    Am now using two lenses: 16-80 and 70-300 – easier on my back – and will be spending a week doing the Inner Passage of Alaska next month.

    1. Sounds like a good range! All the best with your venture to South East! Let me know if you need a tour guide!

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