Sometimes I'm absolutely shocked by the way my brain works (or sometimes doesn't work). Just last night I was kind of lost in thought and thinking - man, I'm going to be 38 in a couple weeks.
I'm noticing a few gray hairs popping up on my head, at least where I still have hair on my head. I admit I was feeling a little bit sorry for myself. Then I realized today, three weeks before my birthday, that I'm only going to be 37 this year!
Somehow I missed out entirely on being 36 years old. I have no idea how I did this.
Amazingly this is not the first time this is happened. I'm pretty sure when I was 27 I spent the entire year thinking that I was 28 years old. I have no idea why this occurs.
Has this ever happened to yo? Have you ever so completely lost track of time that you made yourself an entire year older? I have a hard time believing that I'm the only one, but then again, how in the world can someone lose track of something so basic as their own age?
When we're growing up, your birthday is about the most important day on the calendar outside of Christmas, and maybe Halloween. But somewhere along the line it begins to lose importance I guess. What I find most odd is that both times I've done this I've somehow managed to make myself even older than I already am! What in the world is that all about? I mean, MI in such a hurry to get older that I and years onto my age? You would think at my age I would begin to slow down - that I would begin to make myself younger than I actually am, but for some reason I made myself older. Again.
So, in a couple weeks, when I celebrate my birthday, I'll be celebrating 37 all over again. I hope the next year I spend being 37 is as much fun as this year.