Tuesday, August 15, 2006

birthday.

today, i turn 26.

this past year of my life has been great, and it has been bad. it has been really suprising, and utterly dull. in short, i guess, it's been like any other year of life and like no other year of life.

so, i'm not going to bore you all with some long-winded recap of the major events of the past 365 days, along with blow-by-blow analyses of their impact and significance. what i will tell you is my motto for the coming year. (i know, seriously, a motto? but work with me here. i'm only 26.) this, like my other revelation of the year, came to me pretty organically - i'm not exactly how it formed itself, or how it took root and began to repeat itself to me, quietly and insistently, over the last few weeks. but this is it:

rethink everything.

if it seems drastic, that's because it kind of is. but i've realized recently that i need to try to see things in a variety of possible lights, not just the shade in which i'm used to viewing them. what will i do for work? where will i live? what will make me happy? what will motivate me? what are my priorities? all are fair game over the next year, and while i don't imagine i'll have any definitive answers on my 27th birthday, at least i'll have spent a year considering what i want the answers to be.

and you know what's funny? soon after this little motto had coalesced in my brain, i saw a hyundai commerical with the written tagline, "rethink everything." goddamn advertising industry! cribbing my personal motto for material gain! i should do something, like sue them for intellecutal property. that, or buy a hyundai - i'm not sure.

10 comments:

kim said...

happy birthday :)

Roni said...

Happy Birthday chica! We'll drink to you tonight. ;)

Jenny said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! YAY!

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday!!I can speak from almost 6 months experience. Being 26 is a good time. :-)

kate.d. said...

hey, thanks ladies! and roni, have fun at the show tonight! maybe i'll put my cowboy boots on later and pretend i'm there :)

Roni said...

I'm sure that BoyCat would love that. ;)

Rachel said...

happy birthday!

e$ said...

happy birthday dude! 26 brought me the fruition of 4 years labor when the documentary I'd been producing FINALLY aired, as well as a marriage proposal. 26 TOTALLY ROCKS!!

But now I'm 27. hm.

so enjoy 26 while you can.

elizalou said...

Happy happy birthday! As a fellow 26er I can say with complete authority uhh...welcome to the club?

I hope everyone obeys your every whim today!

barb said...

oh I'm a day late but Happy Birthday anyway! I hope it was great!