Friday, February 1, 2008

birthday conversation

"Am I ever going to get over the shock of turning 40?"

"The shock, yes. The reality, no."

"What do you mean?"

"It just changes your perspective. You start thinking in terms of how many years you have left."

"I've been doing that since I turned 30. But do you mean in a good way, like, I don't have a lot of time so I better really go for it? Or in a bad way, like, Shit, I'm never going to accomplish all that I wanted to."

"Both. I'm definitely more aware of how I spend my time and use my days. But I used to think that I had something great to give to the world--"

"Yeah, me too."

"--but now I just figure if I raise three healthy kids and have a happy marriage, I've succeeded."

"I wish I could lower my standards like that."

3 comments:

tiny tin bird said...

Happy birthday Deb. I hope you get everything that you deserve on your special natal day.

tiny tin bird said...

I just re-read that it sounds kind of nasty. I didn't mean it in a nasty way. It just seems that way. Honestly.

Deb Abramson said...

It did have kind of a "may you rot in hell" tone to it, but I wouldn't expect anything less from you.