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Today Is My Birthday

Filed under: General — Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am

Aries (Hoover Dam 05-27-05)

Today is my birthday. I am 38 years old this year. I don’t feel old, even though 40 is a mere two years away. Somehow, I don’t believe it all. Age is just a number. The most important thing for me is how I feel.

Physically, I feel far younger than 38 years old. Five years ago, I felt older than I do now. Since I have been able to get relief from IBS, I feel so much better. It’s amazing how old constant pain can make you feel, but it’s just as amazing when you are finally free from it.

Intellectually, I feel 38 years old. I don’t feel like I know everything, but I am fully aware of how less stupid I am than I was when I was 21 years old. I never feel smart enough and I always can point a finger at someone who is smarter than I am. I wonder if I will ever feel like I have achieved nirvana intellectually and at the same time, I fear that feeling would be the start of my intellectual downfall.

Professionally, I feel 38 years old. I’m not at the peak of my career, but I’m happy how it is turning out. I finished college and learned that it taught me nothing about the “real world.” I suffered through the “real world” and finally realized that it has nothing to do with my life. I guess there’s not a college on the planet that could have taught me about my life.

Emotionally, I feel 38 years old. I still think about children and whether we should have them and if we do, where would we put ’em. My life is kind of full right now. Can I fit a baby in between the dresser and the bed? Can I fit a baby in between my writing and personal time? Mostly, I’m supremely happy being married to Mike and adding someone into our family of joy sounds like a good idea. Whether it will happen or not is another story, but it does sound like a good idea.

So, I’m 38 years old today. I’m feeling pretty good about it and I’m ready to celebrate. In fact, I think I’ll go to Disneyland to celebrate.



  1. Happy Birthday!

    Hope you have a great day and year to come

    Comment by Meri — 4/12/2007 @ 5:08 am

  2. happy birthday Laura Moncur! We only met a few weeks ago (in person) but we hit it off just swell, and I count you as one of the coolest in Utah! (Laura snickers and says “that isn’t hard to do…”)

    Jason Alba CEO JibberJobber.com

    Comment by Jason Alba — 4/12/2007 @ 6:01 am

  3. Happy birthday, Laura! Have a GREAT day at Disneyland!

    Comment by jason — 4/12/2007 @ 6:17 am

  4. Happy Birthday! Disneyland sounds like a great place to celebrate.

    We kept our oldest in the closet when she was little. That’s not as bad as it sounds…we took the doors off & her crib fit inside since our apartment was so tiny.

    Comment by adria — 4/12/2007 @ 7:51 am

  5. Happy birthday to one of the coolest people on the tubes of the internets–hope you and Mike have fun at Disneyland!

    Comment by Betsy Devine — 4/12/2007 @ 8:46 am

  6. Happy Birthday!!! Nice introspection, glad the pain of IBS has left.. yuck.. enjoy the day and keep that cool persona rocking!

    Comment by Brian d — 4/12/2007 @ 9:45 am

  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I love your post and I’m glad you are enjoying all the learning and growth in your life.

    I’m looking forward to seeing you!

    Comment by Braidwood — 4/12/2007 @ 1:05 pm

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