Thursday, September 22, 2011

Happy Birthday! (or Why 31 is Weird)

On the subway with  Lil Love Bird (maybe I'll replace with a more glamorous pic later!)
I've been really good at scheduling my posts lately (I seriously have nearly  80 drafts in queue; yes, I have a lot to say!), but for today's post I wanted to first wake up and see what 31 feels like.

I'm happy to report so far 31 feels just fine!

As I posted yesterday, thoughts of baby #2 had been rumbling around now that Nia's a toddler and of course, no other Little Love Birds are in sight but I'm now focusing on other things that are going to be important now that I have one year under my belt of being in my 30s.

I was chatting with Mr. Love Bird a couple nights ago, and he told me he thinks 31 is a weird inbetween year and that he doesn't really like it. Well, he doesn't like odd numbered years for that matter. I asked him: "What about 29?" He said it was just a holding cell for 30. Wow. 

I think 31 is cool cause I can say, "I'm in my early 30s!" When I fill out surveys though that break out by demographic I still feel like I want to check the 20-something box.  I'm learning that age is definitely just a number!

I'm not one for resolutions but I do believe in goals. And in the vein of Kaizen, I'm hoping to get better at doing a little bit each day to work towards my goals. I have a post coming up about multiple profit centers but that is definitely where my brain is at right now. I have to get serious about establishing my brand over the next year: 

Brand Quiana

So I guess that is my birthday gift to myself!

Do I have any major plans or celebrations today?

Nope.

Mr. Love Bird made Better Than Sex Cake last night so all the flavors can macerate (that's a weird word especially coupled with a cake that has "sex" in the title!). I'm looking forward to him making dinner tonight followed by the cake. My sister Ariane will also stop by for a visit.

Today though I'm just going to enjoy being with Nia and we're going to visit some Harlem friends for a playdate this morning (praying that we don't get rained on!). 

It's going to be a good day!

And I can't end without saying Happy Birthday to my mom - she and I share our birthdays! I love her so much!

{I'll post a recap of tonight's dinner, cake and family time tomorrow!)


7 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Quiana! It's my birthday, too :)
    I follow your blog on Google Reader and think you're pretty darn neat. Your daughter is so cute.

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  2. Happy bday my dear! Enjoy your wonderful "weird" day!!

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  3. Happy belated birthday! So how was the cake?

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  4. A very happy birthday!! I turn 31 this December as well, and for the first time, I'm a little nervous. But I'm glad to hear you think it feels just fine. That makes me feel better. Hope you had an incredible day -- and are still celebrating this weekend!

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  5. So so late but realized I never came back to say thank you to everyone for the birthday wishes! Appreciate it =)

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