1. Incredibly supportive friends and family. People who sit down with me, and stay on the phone, and tell me they're proud of me, even when I feel like I'm losing.
2. A job I wake up excited to go to.
3. Running buddies who force me out of bed early, up hills, and through an extra couple of miles.
4. Creative and fun birthday gifts that make me feel like a bad ass.
5. A city I love living in.
6. Good health.
7. The 5th Season of Mad Men.
8. Fashion and design blogs.
9. Hula hoops.
10. Opportunities to travel.
11. Communities I feel connected to.
12. The fact that boxed wine stays good for a long time.
13. Continuing education.
14. Mega Bus.
15. Hair Dye.
16. Celebrating small victories.
18. Birch Box.
19. A flexible schedule.
20. Food. Eating it, cooking it, hopefully someday growing a little bit of it.
21. Dog sitting for a lovable Basset Hound which gives me a puppy fix, without actually having to get a dog. A responsibility I am not ready for yet.
22. Orange lipstick.
23. A place at the end of the day that I am happy to come home to.
24. Public Libraries.
25. Blogging/Twitter/Instagram and the other ways we can connect with one another and share our stories around the world.
My birthday was lovely. Life is good. Here's hoping for many happy returns.