'Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us' Anon

Friday, 11 January 2013

Well the big one is here....

Its my BIG birthday this weekend and I intend to celebrate ALL YEAR.   I will be travelling to be with family, then its Sunday lunch (not a party), going in a stretch limo and taking a birthday cake in the shape of a skull (made out of chocolate with pink roses).  
I really want this year to be special, to try and do some travelling and attend an art retreat, create as much art as I can and to hell with the household chores etc.  When you are 20, 60 seems a life time away, but it comes round before you realise and bang!  got to make a mark.
It is only a number, its how long you have been alive, it is not OLD, that word should be banned, some people are old at 20, 30 and 40.  Its a state of mind and I'm thankful that all my friends are completely off their heads, having fun and living life to the full.  So I might have pink/lilac in my hair who cares, you've got to get out there and have FUN.  People are so stressed trying to get through life, they need to slow down and get through a DAY, laughing as much as possible, smiling and saying hello.  I may not be rich in monetary terms (something always comes along to fill the hole) but I'm rich in crazy friends, family and being able to do what I want in creativeness.  It has been a long hard road to get here, some days I didn't think I was going to make it, but here I am.  It certainly hasn't been a boring journey, of that there is no doubt, I've travelled, live in foreign parts and made new friends, had no money but managed to live.  
I've never had a job that I liked, I was good at what I did but was not settled or happy.  Take a warning from that. Life is what you make it as they say, so make it special, take a leap of faith there will be a net to catch you and start a new adventure. That's what I intend to do.  Ciao


  1. Happy Birthday for Sunday Olive B & J xx Card is in the post, hopefully it will arrive in time.

  2. A HUGE Birthday HUG for you Olive. Hippy Burpday from one of your crazy mob and may you enjoy every minute of a wonderful year and many more too. Sorry I missed you last week at VS.
    Love all you've written ... too right!!!
    Jo x

  3. Lovely to see you blogging Olive and all the best for a fabby, crazy weekend. Love your philosophy of life and there is so much there I can relate to. As for fun, get on the VS group and get signed up for the retreat.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Luv, CB

  4. I agree with all that you say, my DH was 70 last week I keep trying to impresss on him that it is only a number. Happy birthday olive I hope it is a good one and that there are many more to come xx

  5. Dear Olive, Happy B-Day!!! So good to see you're back and full of life as always. Your wise advice has been duly noted. It will come handy when my "big one" comes around (on Christmas Day) Cheers! XO

  6. Happy Birthday Olive. Sounds to me like you have got it sorted. Life is short and I get the feeling you are making the most of it. Hope all is well x