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[Life] The Birthiest of Days
So before I turn in for the night, I'd like to wish a happy birthday to waffledog, bzarcher, ahumblepen, Joel Hodgson, French Stewart, Cindy Crawford...

...and me. ^_^ I am now 22 years old.

Have been wavering between cheerful and upset the past week or so. Mainly in the "cheerful" range, mind you, but I had a lapse on Saturday. There are several things I don't like about myself; most of them probably have roots in my pronounced procrastination. Of course there are plenty of things I do like about myself. But sometimes the things I don't like are easier to see. I imagine most of you know the feeling, right?

But it occurs to me that if I'm not happy with myself, there's a pretty obvious thing I should do about it. Change. I think the way I put it to myself was: "Shay. If your life sucks, but all you do is whine about it, NO ONE CARES." Well, except the people who already care about me. But they kinda have to. You, you know what I'm getting at.

So. I'm not fully satisfied with where I am right now. What matters is that I'm going to change my course. How? Still working on that. But I think today is a good day to start.

[grin] Wish me luck.

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Feeling: sleepy sleepy
Listening to: Eyeshield 21 - Blaze Away

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solderini From: solderini Date: February 20th, 2006 09:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Happy birthday!
dreagoddess From: dreagoddess Date: February 20th, 2006 12:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Happy birthday!
paradisacorbasi From: paradisacorbasi Date: February 20th, 2006 12:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Figure it goes without saying but I'm gonna say it anyway:

good luck, sweetie.
cocoajava From: cocoajava Date: February 20th, 2006 01:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just the fact that your 22 and already realize that change is a self-motiviated challenge tells me that you're gonna do juuuuust fine.

Keep in mind, always, that you're a work in progress and you'll slip now and then. Don't be too hard on yourself, just nod and keep a'goin.

And happy birthday, a touch late!
From: scribe_of_stars Date: February 20th, 2006 02:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Happy Birthday, dude! :D
From: magnolia_mama Date: February 20th, 2006 03:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Happy birthday!
From: cute__nessie Date: February 20th, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
*glomps* Good luck and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Yay for being 22. All the cool kids have birthdays in February - I turned 17 on the 9th. ^_^ I hope it was good.
sannalim From: sannalim Date: February 20th, 2006 03:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Happy Birthday, Shay! May this year be the best and brightest yet!
mafdet From: mafdet Date: February 20th, 2006 03:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Happy Birthday! And yes, if you put your mind to it you can change yourself! Good luck, and I know you can do it!
jennilee_rose From: jennilee_rose Date: February 20th, 2006 04:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Happy Birthday Shay. I think you'll be okay. I'm 25 and you've gotten farther in life than I have at 22 so I think you'll be all right.

Procrastination can be a bad thing...there's times when I'd love to get on Jason's case about his, but that would be hypocritcial since I've got a mild case of it myself when job hunting is concerned.

*hugs* with your friends behind you, you can do anything Shay. Good luck hun.

Jenni
From: archie_anderson Date: February 20th, 2006 05:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Happy birthday, man!
I probably don't know you nearly as well as pretty much anyone on your friends list, but I do have a good idea of how you're feeling -- since I feel the same way myself. And I know how important it is to know someone supports you. So good luck, man!
alun_clewe From: alun_clewe Date: February 20th, 2006 06:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
There are several things I don't like about myself; most of them probably have roots in my pronounced procrastination.

Yeah...I could say the same about myself. Unfortunately, I'm, er, somewhat older than 22, and still haven't quite managed to kick the procrastinatory habit, but maybe you'll have more success than I did. Good luck. ;)
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ahmeemee From: ahmeemee Date: February 21st, 2006 12:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Good luck! And happy birthday.
waffledog From: waffledog Date: February 21st, 2006 01:26 am (UTC) (Link)
And a happy birthday to you too!
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