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Another birthday rolls by…

31 January 2007
Posted in: Scratchpad | 8 Comments

Each time a birthday comes by, it is tempting to sit back and take a look at where you’re going. Or maybe I am just showing my age! Age or not, I love presents, but this time I thought I should give something instead. Thus, Party came into being, all yours, to do whatever you want with it.

When I turned 30 last year, I went around asking a number of people if they had any goals for when they reached that particular landmark. It was amazing to find plenty of people so clear on what they want, right from “getting my degree, getting hitched and having a baby” (Marie) and “finding love and making a 3D game” (Niklas), to “I’d rather not say and tempt fate” (Priya, my sister)!

Well, this is my second year in my 30s. This time last year I was lamenting the fact that I had wasted my 20s and not done anything notable, with over a third of my life overβ€”no, having a book published does not count as it just happened! Of course, 2006 was when one of my long-cherished dreams came true: of going to the Lake District.

About a week into my 32nd year, things already seem so different. Maybe I am growing up finally! πŸ™„

8 Responses

  1. Manmeet says:

    Hey! Belated Happy Birthday! Hope you like wishes instead of a present πŸ˜‰

  2. NiklasBoy says:

    it should say “finding MORE love” q-: I know you already love me, after all…

  3. Laura says:

    Oh, Payal! Make it your goal to grow old disgracefully! When you hit 60 its time to throw all dignity and reserve out the window and wear stilettos and mini-skirts, whilst copiously drink and smoking your brains out…

    πŸ˜€ That’s what I plan to do.

  4. Kat says:

    Hey, I thought I left a Happy Birthday here!

  5. Payal says:

    You did… only in the previous thread! :mrgreen:

  6. Swapna says:


    Or rather, OOOOOOOOOPS! I did it again!

    Happy Growing older… one year ahead of me πŸ˜†
    Sorry for not remembering on time – and am happy to admit it on the www – guess must be because I was away in mumbai…

    Happy birthday again!

  7. Payal says:

    Ha! Caught you browsing my site! 😈

  8. swapna says:

    Of course… won’t I go to your site? (Eyes wide and blinks)

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