i am 53 years old today. that number seems inconceivable to me. i still have the same goofy smile i had when i was 5. honestly. my husband says that when i smile, it’s not the sophisticated smile of a venerable adult but that i look like a kindergartener who was just told that cupcakes are being served for lunch! i am the older mother of a semi-young child – ok, teenager. i proudly announce my age on a yearly basis since almost-5 years ago, i didn’t think i’d be here to announce anything. i have intentions of moving on in my aging but feeling that i can still change as i age. and by change i mean for the better! birthdays are funny things…and by funny i mean odd. unless you tell people it’s your birthday, you don’t get a lot of feedback on it. but i woke up this year on this day and felt very satisfied to be here and to keep working on my life. now if i can just work on the trips i have in mind to greece, london and the isle of skye …well, that would be a change wouldn’t it? ! happy 53 to me. hope you’re having a good day too.