Thursday, July 06, 2006

It's My Birthday, Baby!

Well, another year bit the dust. No hoola this year...just get me through the day.

Actually, it's been rather nice. I'm doing my favorite things...working on a new website and baking me a cake. Ha.

I told BF and my daughter that this is what I want to be doing today, much to their disbelief. I don't want to go anywhere...I want to vegetate...and reflect on what I have accomplished throughout my life.

Uh...

Kidding...actually, I feel like I've accomplished most things and this upcoming year will even accomplish more.

This is what I have accomplished so far:

1. Became an author
Now, this one is number one because it is my calling and I am surprised it took me all my life to just now figure it out. I love it. I don't even mind rejections because it's part of the game. Part of this wonderful life.

2. Have two beautiful children
What more can you say?

3. Am content in my love life
Well, content...hmm...it's okay, really it is, but I don't really understand BF sometimes. His humor is not on the same keel as mine, but that's okay. I let him live his own life (vegetating in the bedroom in front of the TV) and I live mine (vegetating in front of the computer cranking out novel after novel...and watching them not sell) and I really believe that's what makes it work.

4. Found my father
Well that opens up a can of worms, but actually I'm glad I know what he looks like at least and, besides, I have met some of my wonderful family on his side and if he doesn't want to meet me, that's fine. Grumble. Grumble.

5. Found happiness
Okay, this sounds soooooo lame, but I truly have found happiness within. I am truly, truly happy and it's all because I am doing what I want to do.

Okay, that got boring so I'll stop. I really believe I'm at a wonderful stage of my life even though I'm an over the hill boomer chick. I feel great and there's really a lot to look forward to in the upcoming year. One, going to California in October. Yee haw! I can't wait for that trip. Second, going to the mountains with my kids in September. Ahhh...mountains! And, third, I have another book coming out in February next year! It may not be a NY publisher like I want, but the darn book was sitting for three years going nowhere and in February, it will actually be a real live book. The title is "The Search for the Million Dollar Ghost" and that's the website I'm working on right now. It's the tale of a man who is looking for the spirit of his long lost wife and he's giving a million smackeroos to anyone who can find her for him. Heide Kaminski, Pam Lawniczak and I wrote it three years ago and, well, life got in the way and we forgot about it until Heide emailed me the other day saying a small press publisher was interested. And I said, go for it.

Plus, I'll be having more ebooks come out in the next few weeks and am getting geared up to teach a soul mate relationship e-class.

So, on this birthday, I reflect on a pretty darn good life so far. ;o)

6 comments:

  1. Happy, happy, happy birthday! And congrats on your accomplishments so far. And the daddy thing, well you don't know how it's all going to turn out yet. It can change at any time. At times I thought my father wouldn't come through at all and he has in a very big way.

    BTW, my birthday is next Thursday - can you believe that? Yes, maybe I can. Our paths have been similar, in some ways. Happy birthday again!

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  2. Omg..exactly a week! Spooooky! I just knew you were a Cancer!

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  3. Happy Birthday, Dorothy. I'm glad you spent it just the way you wanted. And you have accomplished some great things in your life and you should be proud.

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  4. Sounds like a pretty wonderful year to me.

    Happy Birthday, Dorothy! Here's to another year of good things!

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  5. Happy Birthday!!

    Wow, what a way to reflect.

    Here's to many more Brithdays and even more happiness

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  6. I think you have a darn lot to be proud about - nice list!!
    Happy Birthday!!

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