Thursday, August 6, 2009


So today is my 32nd birthday!! I actually hate admitting that! I look at myself and wonder when did I start getting older. The funny thing is that I'm not REALLY old and I know that.

Obviously I moved to Houston and I just started my new job. All of this is very exciting. Living in a new place with new opportunities...but I was thinking about a couple things. A few years ago when I moved to Milwaukee I started a new job right around my birthday. My boyfriend broke up with me right before my birthday. And there I was in Milwaukee alone with no friends on my birthday.

The next year my birthday was better. By then I had a ton of friends. My girlfriends threw my a birthday party at this nice restaurant and then some of us went to Put-In-Bay in Ohio for a wild single girl weekend. It was an awesome birthday!!!

So here it is...another birthday. I'm living in a new place with a few freinds so far. It's my 3rd day on the air and I'm homeless. I'm living in a hotel at the moment...all of that doesn't bother me at all. Really. The part that bothers me is...get ready you've heard it before...this will be my third birthday where where I'm not dating anyone or have a boyfriend.

Now don't get me wrong I'm not depressed over this...just a little blah over it. I mean really??? 3 years in a row...where I'm not dating anyone? Forget the boyfriend part...I haven't even been kind of dating anyone. Even a first date. I'm starting to wonder when the birthday dry streak will end.

I guess it would be nice to have someone that you really care about on your birthday call you, surprise you, and just be there on your day. I've always looked at my birthday as a ME holiday. But for the last several years it hasn't felt that way. In the past I always took the day off, now I work on my birthday because I'd like to share my day with.

Trust me...I ain't bitching...I'm just saying...and I'm hoping and praying to sweet baby Jesus that it will change for next year.


Rebecca said...

Amen to your positive thoughts!

Happy Bday, E!

Anonymous said...

First off-Happy Birthday to You!!! I honestly thought you would take this one in a different direction. When you mentioned the moving to Milwaukee & breaking up with the boyfriend on or around your B-Day I thought that you would write about the good omen of starting this job or this B-day the opposite of the Milwaukee job. The glass is half full.

Erin Austin said...

I am starting off here in Houston on a better foot than in Milwaukee. It's a clean slate...but there's no doubt that it would be nice to have someone special to share my day certainly wouldn't hurt.

Rebekkah Rose said...

I don't usually leave comments using my blogger account but since you're new in Houston if you need anything you know where to find me.

Happy birthday from a complete stranger! :)

Welcome to Houston!!