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Birthday Week

August 29th, 2021 at 01:53 am

My birthday was this past week.  It was a pleasant enough day.  Everyone at my office knew and wished me a happy birthday when I arrived at work.  I have a couple of friends who have promised to take me out for a meal, but since my birthday fell mid-week, I didn't have any plans for the day itself.  Rather than being upset at being alone on my birthday, I decided to treat myself to a dinner at a nice restaurant in town that I've always wanted to try, but one that is more upscale than I would pick for a meal that a friend was treating me to.  The dinner was very nice; I was seated at a window overlooking our local extremely quaint historic district.  (The restaurant was the 1741 Terrace, so that gives you an idea of how old our local history is!)  I used the opportunity to do some reflection over my life to date.  Since I just completed the CFP(r) and have spent a good chunk of the last 20 years focused on changing careers, it was a good opportunity to reflect over what I will want out of the *next* 20 years.

And I still have two meals with friends to look forward to during the next month.  (Hopefully by then, the current wave of COVID cases will have peaked and be on the downswing again....I did read that if our pattern in the US follows what happened in the UK, Labor Day should be the peak of the current outbreak).

6 Responses to “Birthday Week”

  1. Carol Says:

    Happy belated birthday! How clever you were to treat yourself instead of feeling sorry for yourself! I hope the meal was good!

  2. Wink Says:

    Happy Birthday Dido! I'm so glad you enjoyed a nice dinner and celebrated your accomplishments over the past year. Here's to another great year ahead!

  3. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Happy birthday Dido! What a wonderful idea to treat yourself to a fancy dinner! Hope you have a lovely time with your other birthday celebrations.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Happy birthday, Dido! Kudos on the birthday dinner. I buy myself a birthday present every year (never terribly expensive, but a want rather than a need). It makes me feel good.

  5. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Happy birthday!

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Happy belated birthday!

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