Today is my 59th birthday. I guess getting older beats the alternative! I’ll be at work. I won’t be doing anything special. My lovely family friends will ring me, send texts or Facebook messages and wish me good luck for the year ahead.
I greet the day with a little trepidation. I like to use my birthday as a trigger to take stock and reflect on what I have done over the past year. 2020 has certainly been interesting so far!
About 2 1/2 years ago I set myself an ambitious list of 60 things to do before my 60th birthday. I don’t think I am halfway through yet. I made some modifications when I realised some of them were not SMART goals and I had no real control over whether they were achieved or not. I modified them again to align with the Year of Zero Goals.
There are a cluster of about 15 that I will be doing in the days leading up to the actual day and involve the celebration trip I plan to take. I am happy to leave those on the back burner. I may refine them further.
There are two goals, dear reader, that you can help me with. I set a goal to reach 1000 followers on this here blog and 500 on my Instagram account. I am not even halfway there! It’s taken my 3 years to accumulate the readers I have. The curve is not rising steeply enough and at my current rate, I project I’ll reach 1000 by 2027!
I am therefore asking for a tiny little birthday gift from you all. Please introduce and recommend my blog to some of your friends. They may enjoy the crazy ride of unconnected stories as much as I do writing them!
Make an old(er) lady happy on her birthday!