Monday, December 11, 2006

Happy Birthday to me

I am 29 years oid today. Funny I don't feel all that old, but I am reaching the end of my twenties. What have I learnt at the end of close to 3 decades on earth? Not very much at all.

Being a parent I think has been my single biggest challenge so far. My perspectives have changed, including my goals. When I was in my teens, I wanted to end hunger and poverty all whilst employing environmentally sustainable methods (*can you hear the violins in the background?). When I was working, I wanted a career that would soar to the same dizzying heights as my Manolo Blahniks. When I became a parent, my next goal is just surviving into the next week without my kid doing herself Actual Bodily Harm.

Okay, so I would like to return to work at some point, and it would be nice if we could work green technology into the equation. But from a completely selfish, short-termist viewpoint, if I were to be absolutely honest with myself, then all that really really matters to me right now is sitting in my arms as I type this. And every day is a special day because of her.

By the way - thanks for your comments and emails from my last post. We are much better now, and we are going back to France tommorrow. I have decided to just be less stressed about the appartment and que sera sera...

8 comments:

~e~ said...

Happy Birthday Sharon!!

kat said...

Happy Birthday dear girl! =)

Gia-Gina said...

Why did you not tell us before you left? Happy 29th! Next year you can tell folks you are 29 again and no one will question you. In fact you can keep doing it for years to come. Love ya.

Peter said...

Happy Happy Happy birthday !!!! Hope you had a nice day with your loved ones (and not be too stressed by the apt.hunt) ... have fun in France !!!

Anonymous said...

Girl! I wish we could mosey on down to Oddone for some prosecco and birthday cake. I can't believe you guys are gone! Happy birthday, and Zubin sends Sophie a big kiss! xo Shilpa

mini said...

happy birthday sharon!!!! 29 is young..that's what I tell myself ...

Anonymous said...

Happy B'day!! You've accomplished a lot to be proud of :-)

rene said...

Happy Birthday, Merry christmas, Happy new Year! Saggi is good, my lil pumpkin Lucas baby is born 9th dec, a fellow Saggi! :)