Friday, January 4, 2013

A Birthday Letter to my 50 Year Old Self

1st birthday
Dear Lindsay,

Happy Birthday old lady! Just kidding, you're not actually old, but you're older than me right now :) I can honestly say that I've never thought about what your life is like until I actually got the idea to write this letter, but now I've been wondering......

What is your life like?  Have you learned photography yet? Do you still love to plan parties?  Have you and Boyfriend gotten married or are you still cohabiting, raising your children? What do you do for work? How is your relationship with your children? What personality traits do they have? Have you ever moved away from Seattle? What do you do for work? What is your life like? Are you happy?

Here are some hopes and goals I have for you in the next 20 years:

Get healthy! That's kind of broad, I know, but I would like to see you learn self control and stop eating so many sweets. You'd feel better about yourself, ya know?

I would like to see you work out not only to lose weight but because it's good for you. Maybe you should get back into dancing again.

 I would like to see you get in the best shape of your life hopefully within the next year... and stay that way.

I want you to have another baby. The Bambinos need a sibling. You have so much more love to give, I want someone else to share in that too.

I want you to get married. It would be awesome if it were to B, but if something happens and you don't get married, marry someone else. Again, it's the love thing, you have so much to give.

Get over your fear of rejection and start your own business. I think you'd actually be happy running a business someday. Now to just figure out what that business is.....

Get over your fear for that matter. It holds you back from doing a lot of things. Current Lindsay should work on that one too.

Learn photography. Maybe I, the current Lindsay, should get the ball rolling on that one.

I want you to buy a house. I know it's one of Current Lindsay's dreams, but I want it to be a reality.

Spend as much time as possible with your children. Pretty soon (too soon!) they'll be off to college and then someday raising children of their own. (Eeek!)  Give them the childhood you would have wanted. Not that yours was bad or anything, but every parent wants better than what they had for their own children.

Vacation. See the world! Visit places where you can learn something from the people who live there. You can't always vacation in Hawaii.

Speaking of Hawaii, do you own a vacation home there, yet? Current Lindsay says she will before she dies so she still has time but maybe you should get the ball rolling on that one.

Above all else, be happy and treat people with love. Smile every day and give those adorable Bambinos a million kisses even at your age when they're almost 22 years old.

I love you,

 Happy Birthday Boyfriend! Yes, we share the same birthday!

If you're interested, I write letters every year on my birthday:

Last year, it was things I wish I'd known before the Bambinos were born

Two years ago, it was a letter to my Bambinos before they were born

Three years ago, it was a letter to my 5 year old self

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  1. Awesome idea and happy birthday! I'm turning 30 this year too!

  2. Ummm, first off. I cannot believe I have "known" you for THREE years now. Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, of course!!!! I have so much to say about this letter.....but um, MARRY SOMEONE ELSE!?! Bwahahahaha....dang you crack me up. :) Enjoy your year baby cakes.

  3. OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG WE SHARE A BIRTHDAY!!!! I TURN 30 TODAY, JANUARY 4 TODAY ALSO!!!!! WHAAAATTTTT!!! Maybe I'm overreacting but this is a big friggin deal to me!!! Hahaha!

    Awesome awesome awesome.

    Okay I'll shut up now. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

  4. Happy Birthday! I love your letter. Such a good idea. I turned 30 last year and it felt so strange, but good!

  5. I love this idea, like I told you before. Also I never realized how much the boys
    Look like you until I saw your baby picture!!


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