For my birthday last year, I commemorated the occasion here on Museworthy by taking a nostalgic tour through 1968, the tumultuous year I was born. That was brutal. Now another year has passed and I can’t believe how quickly times flies. That post was a year ago! I remember writing it like it was yesterday.
I’m feeling pressure to say something profound, to reflect on my 41 years and evaluate my successes and failures, triumphs and disappointments. But I write enough about myself -my worries, moods, and insecurities – on this blog. I will engage in those personal assessments, but this time I’ll do it in private, with a box of tissues and a bottle of bourbon. No, no, I’m just kidding! All things considered, I’m a pretty lucky girl.
Though my birthday is tomorrow, I already received a terrific birthday present last week. I had an echocardiogram to check on the condition of my congenital heart defect. I was born with a narrowed, “stenotic” aortic valve, which formed during my fetal development as a “bicuspid” instead of the normal “tricuspid”. This was of great concern throughout my childhood and adolescence and my parents went through a lot because of it. But I got my test results back and, lo and behold, that thing is still going strong. I passed with flying colors! So I’ve made it to 41 and I still don’t need a valve replacement. Not yet anyway. For now, I’ll take it 🙂
I’ll post again very soon and it will be with another year notched in my belt. Until then, check out this video about “Famous Failures”. It might inspire you to ponder the true nature of life, the journeys we take, the idiots we encounter along the way, and the adversities we face, and overcome. Life isn’t a smooth ride. Now what fun would that be?