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Happy birthday to me!

Hi, again, Today I'm celebrating my birthday (I'm 38, which is not an especially exciting age, but the next benchmark age is still two years away.) I like birthday a lot, and I tend to get pretty sentimental as I celebrate. Birthdays are how we mark time, and each year, I spend much of my birthday reflecting on the past year (or, when I turned 30, the past decade) and feeling grateful for all the big and little things in my life. I'm on vacation from work today and spending it by myself, which is even better for my reflection. After I dropped Hawthorne off at school, I took myself out to breakfast. A lazy Monday morning breakfast is somehow more decadent than a weekend one. I'm treating myself to one of Taylor Jenkins Reid's backlist novels (I'll have one left when I finish this one):  Maybe in Another Life , which imagines two different paths for its protagonist Hannah. Perfect for my reflective birthday, right? Later today, I'm getting a much-needed