Because You Only Turn 29 Once

Comments 24 by Rebecca Bollwitt

glass one... or four... i don't rememberI’ve celebrated 28 birthdays in the Greater Vancouver Region so turning 29 (for the first time… for real) while in Iowa is a new experience for me. Mom won’t be there when I wake up with a stack of pancakes on the table pierced by a single celebratory candle. I won’t be able to answer my phone all day because my roaming charges are obscenely high. I also won’t be sitting around a big TV screen watching the Canucks play a hockey game, secretly hoping they win in my honor.

However, I will be surrounded by a loving family, I will wake up next to my husband/best friend, and I will be thankful for everything and everyone in my life.

This past year has taught me a lot and even though each day I have moments where I worry, stress, or wonder just what the heck I am doing, I take a look at those who surround me, support me, and inspire me, and I know that I must be doing something right to be blessed in this way and to have them all at my side.

Thank you to everyone who has supported me and this site over the last year and here’s to a great 2009 (because next year I’ll be turning 29… again).

In honor of my birthday, I encourage everyone to do something nice for someone else… no matter how big or small the task. Open a door for someone, leave the waiter a big tip, call your mom, let your friends know you appreciate them, or take out the trash/recycling. There’s also the UGM, and the Food Bank, which are two of the causes I’ve supported this year.

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  1. TylerFriday, January 9th, 2009 — 6:46am PST

    Happy Birthday Rebecca! Lucky you get to turn 29 again next year, I think I’ll be 30. Though I’m trying to make it so I can be outside of North America when I turn 30, we’ll see.

    How many places can I wish someone happy birthday anyway? haha

  2. Miss604Friday, January 9th, 2009 — 6:50am PST

    Haha! I think that’s about… 4 places online so far? That’s awesome – thanks so much, Tyler!

  3. TylerFriday, January 9th, 2009 — 7:05am PST

    Well if I used GTalk I am sure I could have done it there too 😉

  4. KarlFriday, January 9th, 2009 — 7:27am PST

    Have a great day Rebecca!

    (recent Twitter follower and blog reader)

  5. daveoFriday, January 9th, 2009 — 8:05am PST

    Happy birthday Becks! Proud to be your pal.

    PS I’m sure Burrows has a goal for you tonight since Pyatt is out 😉

  6. rachaelFriday, January 9th, 2009 — 8:27am PST

    Happy Birthday Rebecca!

    I have turned 29 about 10 times now~

    ; )

  7. UrbandwellerFriday, January 9th, 2009 — 8:46am PST

    Happiest of Birthdays to you!! 😀

  8. MehnazFriday, January 9th, 2009 — 9:16am PST

    Happy Birthday Rebecca! Have a fabulous one!

  9. DaveFriday, January 9th, 2009 — 9:28am PST

    Happy Birthday Rebecca!!

  10. Duane StoreyFriday, January 9th, 2009 — 9:40am PST

    Happy Birthday!

  11. Keira-AnneFriday, January 9th, 2009 — 9:46am PST

    Oh hey – it’s your birthday? What? Happy Birthday! xo

  12. RaulFriday, January 9th, 2009 — 10:23am PST

    Happy birthday, Rebecca!

  13. TawcanFriday, January 9th, 2009 — 10:24am PST

    Happy birthday! Have a fabulous day!

    29 is still a few years for me.

  14. raymiFriday, January 9th, 2009 — 10:31am PST

    have a good one!

  15. Social BitesFriday, January 9th, 2009 — 10:31am PST

    Happy Birthday!

  16. Mom604Friday, January 9th, 2009 — 10:44am PST

    Oma was so excited that she talked to you today, she called me up at work. She is making one of her famous butter-cream tortes for you for Sunday. We can’t wait for you to get home.

  17. tenillleFriday, January 9th, 2009 — 11:31am PST

    Happy birthday.

  18. CharlieFriday, January 9th, 2009 — 2:57pm PST

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Thank you for your time spent at Camp Courageous!!! It was much appreciated!!! All the best!!!

  19. PatZFriday, January 9th, 2009 — 4:07pm PST

    happy birthday!

  20. YumiSaturday, January 10th, 2009 — 3:03am PST

    May this year be another one filled with fun and joy!!

  21. Motion GrooverSaturday, January 10th, 2009 — 10:46am PST

    Happy Birthday, 29 eh? That was 11 years ago for me, haha. Time flies, ejoy your Bday!!

  22. corinnaSaturday, January 10th, 2009 — 4:19pm PST

    what? i heard it went from 29 back to 25?

  23. aPaYMonday, January 12th, 2009 — 7:14am PST

    HAPPY B-DAY !!!!!! (yes, it’s a late happy b-day….remember, we established I’m sloowww 🙂

  24. rboMonday, January 12th, 2009 — 7:12pm PST

    Happy belated Rebecca 🙂 – Just thought I’d comment to update you on your b-day freebies from last year. My day was yesterday, on the 11th, and neither Mondo Gelato NOR the 2 blenz I visited would give me a break on a birthday treat (and I don’t think they were franchise ones). So I suppose we’ll just blame the economy… and hope for more free things next year!

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