Birthday in 32 Parts

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I.

TODAY, I’m celebrating the big 32, or if you prefer 2-3 reversed.

II.

This is also the month in which my friend, Sarah Bessey releases her book  Jesus Feminist. Her words are pure healing for those of us who have been set adrift by the evangelical, fundamentalist movement of the 1980′s and 1990′s. She traces how women have been both excluded and the need for inclusion in the church. While the beginning part of the book does unfolding slowly and methodically(necessary since she is putting forth foundational truths for the later chapters), Sarah Bessey moves quickly into her natural cadence of Warrior Poetess and hand-raising Pentecostal.

(Full disclosure: I received an ACR from NetGalley. The review and thoughts are entirely my own)

III.

This past year has been full of healing. My 31st birthday wounded me, but I’m slowly recovering.

IV.

Cake.

V.

Something finally snapped inside my head, and we got a kitten.

VI.

My new kitten, Lily, will never “haz cheezeburger.” She spells correctly and uses proper writing mechanics at all times.

VII.

I really should be writing for NaNoWriMo, but I’m not.

VIII.

I need all of the coffee in the world…forever…

IX.

I have developed a thing for wine bars, good cheese, and cured meats.

X.

I have no dignity about bragging about my new obsession on Instagram  or Facebook.

XI.

Did I mention CAKE????

XII.

After years away from teaching, I’m back teaching. I love it!

XIII.

There are many papers to grade, many, many papers.

XIV.

The kitten tried to eat a student’s paper. She could taste the quality of the writing and went back to licking herself.

XV.

After years away from church, I finally feel able to sit in the service and Sunday School without a minor panic attack.

XVI.

Trying to remember how to do Roman Numerals is hard.

XVII.

My writing group is the best ever. Who else would put up with all bazillion rewrites of my stories? Also, there is beer and wine, so that might be why.

XVIII.

I HAD SOME SHORT STORIES PUBLISHED!!!!!!!!!!

XIX.

I have had lots of rejections too.

XX.

But I kept on writing.

XXI.

Because I don’t know how to evict all of these crazy characters from my head.

XXII.

I can neither confirm or deny that I may have hugged my new Keurig coffeemaker.

XXIII.

Trying to focus on being healthier…but it’s my birthday and CAKE!

XXIV.

I should be using my words to advance my word count, but I’m blogging because in reality I really like blogging.

XXV.

I have to remind myself that blogging was part of my forays back into writing for fun and fiction and poetry and being creative.

XXVI.

The music by HEY OCEAN! is amazing and lovely. Also, I could listen to Vampire Weekend all day on repeat.

XXVII.

But I lose all hipster street cred when I admit I have an unabashed love for country music.

XXVIII.

Deal with it.

XXIX.

Also, I am married to best husband in the entire world, and of course, I am his very best also.

XXX.

Why yes, my 30′s were far better than my 20′s.

XXXI.

My library has swollen to epic levels and I must needs read!

XXXII.

Here’s to another year, a better year than the last.

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One Response to Birthday in 32 Parts

  1. alitris

    I’m so glad your 30s are better than your 20s. Stoked writing group made the list; I couldn’t live without it!

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