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Thursday, June 11, 2009

How did THAT happen??


I'm 45.


How did I get to be 45??

I haven't felt all that festive about this birthday. Not because of my advanced age (!!!), but because of a major upheaval at work this week. I'm still employed; someone very close to me is not. I've been assured that my job is safe as it can be in these uncertain times in my crumbling industry, but it's been a very rough few days, watching an old friend and longtime colleague - the person responsible for hiring me - lose his job. And trying to lead the troops while helping him pack up his office and tie up loose ends. And trying to keep the tears at bay.

For weeks, people have been asking if I had any big plans for my birthday. I think they were all disappointed when I told them I was planning to go to hula. And considering the way the week turned out, it was the best possible way to spend my birthday evening.

I was enveloped by the love and Aloha of my hula ohana, had lots of laughs with them, and got to do something that has come to mean so much to me. I'm so grateful for it for countless reasons, most of which I can't articulate. And I felt like a different person at the end of the a GOOD way.

Here's hoping I'm hula'ing for many birthdays to come.

At 12 June, 2009 07:55, Blogger Blondie said...

I need to catch up on this blog, but I want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! You go girl. And I'm actually excited that you went to hula on your birthday. It's a day to do what WE want to do.


At 12 June, 2009 10:08, Blogger Miss Awesome said...

I agree with Blondie, birthdays are for what YOU want to do and so I'm glad you hulaed!

Happy birthday!!!!!!

At 12 June, 2009 10:26, Blogger Lil Sis said...

Happy belated Terry! Glad you had a good day, hula sounds amazing, I love when write about it, it makes me feel good:)

At 16 June, 2009 15:46, Blogger ell said...

hope you had a nice birthday. and happy hula-ing!

At 17 June, 2009 08:07, Blogger buddha_girl said...

Sister, you're gonna hula forever. I'm hoping that Buddha (MANY YEARS DOWN THE ROAD) find a chick I don't want to strangle and sets up the whole marriage thing so you can come hula with the celebrants!

At 18 June, 2009 17:46, Blogger masgblog said...

Hope it was a Happy Hula Birthday :)

I may be coming back....

At 28 June, 2009 20:36, Blogger The Savage said...

Happy belated, Doll!

At 17 July, 2009 20:52, Blogger sassinak said...

dude i so know what you mean... i mean i'm an AUNT!

and nearly FORTY!

when did that happen? i wasn't looking or something...

At 09 August, 2009 12:39, Blogger Jon said...

Sorry I missed the party. The invite must have gotten lost in the mail.

Happy belated birthday

I may have already said it over on Facebook, but I am too old to remember that shit.


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