Yup, it’s my birthday today. I turned 36. Woohoo! LOL. Started the day at 5am with a beautiful walk with the dog in the early morning light…can I tell you how excited I am that it’s LIGHT outside when I first get up. I can’t wait for the days when it’s super bright at 5:30am!! That is my favorite time of day.
Then I got on the treadmill in the basement for an easy 10k – tomorrow is a 20k long run. As usual, my trusty “running” companion was at my side during my run. Love that little dog so much.
Yesterday was a 10 hour workday. So I went in a few hours late this morning – fitting with it being my birthday – and started off with a trip to the hair salon. Isn’t that how every girl should spent the first part of their birthday??!! The last few years I’ve noticed the grey hairs starting to grow in…and within the last year I had to suck it up and start getting my hair coloured. But after the last time, I realized I had to break up with my stylist. Two bad colour jobs in a row. The first turned out too blonde/brassy (I am a brunette to the core) and the second time, despite me telling her I wanted BROWN hair with light and dark brown highlights/lowlights I still came out with blonde/brassy colours and worse, you could still see the growth line from the previous job. Unacceptable. So this morning I went to a new stylist and we are now in a solid relationship. LOL. I LOVE the colour and the 4 inches off is awesome for the warm weather that (I hope) is on its way!
So it’s my birthday today. And really, turning 36 is not exciting for me and I don’t think my birthday should be that exciting for anyone else but, I’m a little hurt that my co-workers haven’t acknowledged it (and to note, we are all quite close)…even though I know I shouldn’t be. The problem is that I’m the one who organizes everything at work and so I have everyone’s birthday in my calendar, I arrange for birthday cards and little gifts on everyone’s birthday. And apparently I need to do that for my own birthday too. Just would have been nice for someone to think of doing it for me. But that’s what happens when you’re that type of person, right? We expect others to do what like doing for them…and that’s really not fair as we are all different. So I’m trying really hard not to be hurt, but truth be told, I still am a bit.
Tonight I’m going out for dinner with family and one of my closest girlfriends. I’m really looking forward to it!
What’s your favorite time of day?
Have you every had to break up with your hair stylist?
Do you get bummed out when people don’t remember your birthday?