Josh is not awake yet, but I emerged this morning to the above setup. An Anna Delvey birthday gift bag?
Not basic at all. Haha.
(If you did not watch Inventing Anna, please ignore. I currently do slip into Anna mode relatively often so this is just spot on. LOVE IT.)
I will report back tomorrow on exactly what was in the bag, but I do have an inkling.
You all know I have been in a major reflective mode recently, and as I look at things globally the biggest takeaway is how grateful I am to be here, alive, essentially living out my dreams day to day.
I will quote from this blog post, my very first attempt at birthday reflection published on May 20th 2005:
top 5 things to do in the next quarter:
* get married
* have babies (2-3)
* develop a career that i love
* raise babies
* spend as much time i can with family and friends, because life is short.
the end.myself, a mere 17 years ago
I would say I am pretty much on track, and I still have 8 years to go. Thank you to all who have followed along!
Happy Birthday Sarah and thanks for brightening my mornings at about 11 a.m. UK time most days!
Happy birthday! Love that reflection from 25. You are on the right track! Hope you have a great day.
Happy Birthday! I thought we shared the same birthday and now it is confirmed! Wishing you a wonderful day of celebration and best wishes for another great year. I don’t usually comment on blogs but wanted to thank you for your blog and podcast which are really bright spots in my week. I just discovered you recently but your work is helping me through a particularly difficult and challenging period! I am very grateful and am learning so much. Thank you!
oh wow happy birthday to you too!!
Happy birthday Sarah!!!
Happy Birthday! I’ve been following along for over a decade and the life you’ve built is amazing! Have a great day 💕
Happy birthday Sarah, have an awesome 42 😃
Happy Birthday!🎈🎉 I wish you many more Happy years full of love,joy and fulfillment,of setting goals and achieveing them.
Happy birthday!! Hope your day, and the next year, is filled with love, laughter, and good adventures!
That post from age 25 was totally adorable. Happy Birthday!!
Happy birthday! And thank you for your blog and podcast!
Happy happy birthday. I hope you feel appropriately celebrated today.
Happy Birthday to you! Thank you for the gift of you, your blog and podcasts. Love the Anna reference & look forward to seeing what is in the bag. Have an incredible day living your dream.
Happy birthday! Thanks for writing this blog it is a bright spot in my day!
Happy Birthday, Sarah! I don’t know if you like or remember Douglas Addams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide, but in it 42 is “the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything,” Enjoy!
Happy Birthday Sarah! Thanks for the gift of your blog and podcasts.
Happy birthday! Thanks for sharing your gifts with us!
Happy birthday, Sarah! Wishing you the best day and a happy, fulfilled year ahead. Thanks for having us along with you for the ride.
Happy birthday, Sarah!!! 🤩🥳
Happy happy birthday! Love that Josh put everything out so you could wake up to your bday gifts! So thoughtful! My husband does the same since I am the earlier riser/more of a morning person than him.
Sounds like you have a great attitude about turning another year older! I have felt the same. Plus I yearned for a husband and kids for much of my 20s and 30s. I feel so lucky that those wishes/hopes were granted and I have the life I always wanted – and then some. Here is to another wonderful year of health and happiness!!
Happy birthday!! I’m going to guess….some kind of jewelry? You mentioned wanting to upgrade your jewelry.
Happy Birthday. That bag is hilarious. We watched Inventing Anna AND Bad Vegan AND The Tinder Swindler and a running joke in our family is now: The key to life is never – EVER – accept a wire transfer.
Happy birthday Sarah! Cute bag and beautiful flowers. Hope you have a great day celebrating w family and friends. And so fun to have a birthday on Friday this year!
Happy birthday Sarah!
Happy birthday! That gift bag is…*chef’s kiss* LOVE IT! Enjoy your day!
Happy birthday! Living the dream!
Happy 42nd and here’s to many more! You are very much on the right track 🥳
Happy birthday Sarah! Your blog has been such a bright spot for me during the pandemic- thank you 🙂
Happiest of birthdays to you!
Happiest birthday! 🙂
Happy Birthday! Thank you for all the good you put out into the world. I listen religiously to BOBW every Tuesday on my walk outside and love reading your blog over my lunch hour – they are bright spots in my day/week. Keep sharing honestly – we need more of it!
Happy birthday! ❤️
It’s your answer to life, the universe, and everything birthday! I hope it is a fabulous one and for an amazing year.
Happy happy birthday Sarah! Thanks for being such a bright light on the internet 🙂
happy birthday!!! See? all your wishes came true 🙂
Happy birthday! 😊 The day-to-day stuff can se overwhelming sometimes, but it’s pretty incredible when you look back and realize life is pretty good after all!