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It’s My Birthday

Today is my birthday. I’m 42. I’m going to work. I’m not taking off. I’m not ashamed of growing older. I just keep laughing and wondering where the time went. I used to be afraid of watching the year turn, but no more.


Growing old is an honor. One that I intend to embrace. I’ve gotten healthier and I’m happier. I went to the doctors a couple of weeks ago and all my labs look great. I had even lost 10 pounds since I last saw him. I still have weight that I want to lose, but I was inspired by the scale since I started reading labels and watching my carbs.

What is my wish? That 2017 be amazing!

That’s it.

I’ve come along way and I have many miles to go. I will keep learning and keep growing. I will keep writing. 42 is just a number and you know what? I’m happy to have made it.



  1. Have a very happy birthday! I hope the cutting carbs plan allow for a little bit of birthday cake? If you can’t have cake on your birthday, when can you?!
    That said, congratulations of losing 10 pounds – that’s amazing. I have a stubborn 7 pounds I’m going to try and shake this year πŸ™‚
    Have a great day!

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  2. Happy Birthday dear! You are 1075 vintage like me! I’ll be joining you as a 42 year old in September!
    I agree that age is just a number! You’re only as old as ‘the man you feel’… which is why I got a husband younger than me! LOL!

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  3. “I’ve come along way and I have many miles to go. I will keep learning and keep growing. I will keep writing.”

    I am at the birthday party. This is my own share of the birthday cake I sliced out. I am taking it home. It will be delicious. While I savor it soon, I wish you a sweet birthday and many.. many.. many.. many… many… more to come!

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  4. Love this! A very happy birthday to you. πŸ™‚ I hit 40 in December and it was the only birthday I’ve ever made a serious point of celebrating–I too am happy to be here. And we’re healthy and we’re happy and we’re doing the best we can. What’s not to like? Have wonderful day!!!! πŸ™‚

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  5. Happy Birthday Tikeetha πŸ™‚ Hope you have an amazing day.
    Well done on losing the weight, that is great πŸ™‚ I do hope however that you can have a little bit of cake, to celebrate your special day.
    Take care x


  6. Yaaaay, happy birthday to you. God bless your new year. Hip hip hip hurraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay. It does feel to grow older. I will be 31 in December, cant wait to have a head full of grey. Hahaha

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  7. Happy birthday Tikeetha! I hope you have a great day with your boy and other loved ones! I wish you many more years of good health and happiness! Happy New Year! I hope 2017 is everything you hope for!

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  8. Happy Belated Birthday!! I’m happy you’re embracing the beauty of growing older and looking good doing it! Yasssss!


  9. Belated Happy Birthday! πŸ™‚ And do yo know that according to Douglas Adam’s (“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) 42 is the ultimate answer? (The snag is, we do not know what the question is…) πŸ˜‰ I wish you a wonderful year!


  10. Belated Happy Birthday! I will share my age even though it is not my birthday as a means of encouragement. I was 70 on my last birthday. I am also a writer and will continue to write as long as my fingers will embrace the keyboard and the mind and heart have the desire. I am loving life and in pretty good physical shape because I have taken good care of my body over the years. One bit of advice I have heard many times over my life is to enjoy each day as if it is your last and you will have an amazing life. Blessings.

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