Thursday, March 6, 2008

my birthday manifesto

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I never considered writing a manifesto until I read about it on BlogHer.

Manifesto.

It all sounds so intimidating. I mean seriously -- making a public declaration for the entire world to read? Laying it all out there? It's completely overwhelming.

But my birthday is this weekend.

And with an impending blizzard on our doorstep, I found myself already complaining that my birthday would be a bust. We had plans to go out of town. And now not only is it likely that we'll be buried in snow. But I will likely be trekking in the mom-mobile to work to help with our news coverage.

Joy.

And that's why I want to write my birthday manifesto. I don't want to start my birthday week off with doom and gloom. Because I have so much to look forward to this year.

So I intend to do the following in the next twelve months:
  • Run a half marathon.

  • Pick up Amara from school more.

  • Talk more with Dad2Amara about expanding our family.

  • Volunteer more.

  • Knit more.

  • Blog more.
Open ended declarations, yes. But imagine just how much fun it will be to read about it.

I'm even looking forward to living it out.

7 comments :

  1. Happy Birthday Nikki!
    Tom & I were planning on Chicago for this weekend to celebrate the big 2-9 but we had to cancel due to weather and house shopping (we sold the house!!!). Hope you still have a great adventure with the mom-mobile. :D

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  2. Half-Mary !!! You can SO do it - I know it! Pick a training plan - with your busy schedule look at FIRST (its 3days running/2days crosstraining) - and get busy!! :)

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  3. Let me be the first to wish you pre-happy birthday.

    Love your manifesto.
    I would run a half-marathon with you.

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  4. Happy upcoming birthday! I love your list. May this year be filled with joy and lots of fun, too. xo

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  5. Happy Birthday!!!! Sucks that you'll need to go in. But, better ou than me.

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  6. Thanks y'all for the birthday wishes!

    Susan -- Why don't you meet us down at WDW for the half marathon? The kids would love it!

    Brian -- Yes, it does stink to be me :)

    Melissa -- Happy birthday, girl!

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