This has been a weird fall because it's the same schedule as my first year in New York, my first year teaching. Six years ago, my birthday also fell on a Monday. I had been teaching for barely a month. I had no friends. I had zero social life. On my particular Monday, it was our biweekly PD after school, followed immediately by four hours of grad school, so I got home at 10pm. I didn't celebrate at all. It was really depressing. And it was my 25th birthday! Man, that sucked.
Even worse, I didn't even realize it until a week later!
So I wanted to make sure that didn't happen again. Thus I made a habit of celebrating with my students every year. And dressing up in a fancy-ish dress too. That meant that regardless of my social situation, I had to have a bit of fun during the day, and so did my kids.
Last year, I turned thirty (ack) and made sure I did something extra special.
I asked a group of friends to hang out and have fun dressed up in fancy clothes.
This year, being on a Monday, I am feeling a little of that desperation from my first year in New York, though I'm sure it's not warranted. I wish I had students to have a party with. :) Though this year I have a husband to celebrate with! We'll go to dinner and try to celebrate with friends later in the week.
But let's get to the fun part--the recap!
Since my last birthday, I:
--visited a new country
--planned a wedding,
--took some photo classes,
--bought a bicycle,
--tried some new foods
--bought a new camera
--got a new computer!
Quite a journey, eh? Wonder what will happen in the next twelve months?
This year we didn't have to move, thank goodness; we're still in the fantastic apartment we found last summer with gorgeous views like this. I wonder if we'll be in a new city when I turn 32 or 33?