Happy Birthday to Me

Go Carla, go Carla, it’s your birthday, it’s your birthday.  I’ve always wanted to sing that.  🙂  Today is my 13th annual 29th birthday, or #42 in normal terms.  It’s not a bad thing.  I dreaded turning 40 but now I’m used to it.  40 isn’t necessarily the new 30 but I’ve settled in with it.  I know more now than I did 10 years ago, and for that, I’m grateful. 

During the move, I found some old manuscripts I wrote 10 years ago, and I’m embarrassed to say how bad they were.  I like what I write now a whole lot more because I have 10 years more experience to put into them.  I also have better experiences than what I had then.  There used to be a time I was too afraid to spend any money or go anywhere.  I didn’t want to rock the boat or upset anyone.  Now, I’m even more afraid to spend money, but I know that the experiences that come with getting out and doing things are worth the cost.  Would I have ever had an agent if I hadn’t gone to Portland and run into the saleman who asked if I knew anything about this Chris Coste guy?  Would I even have this laptop if I hadn’t gone to Vegas and won at Caesar’s Palace?  Would I be able to say I know what it feels like to drive Paul Dante’s Mustang, instead of just guessing?  (Good Lord, I still drool when I see one pass by.)

I’ve put more experience under my belt in the last 10 years than I did in most of the 30 years that went before, so I can only imagine what great things are in store over the next 10 years. 

Starting today.


One thought on “Happy Birthday to Me

  1. You say it’s your birthday…. nana nana na na na nah!


    Have an awesome day!!!

    And many more……. 🙂

    Laura (who will not *really* sing; it’s my gift to you )

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