Another piece of cake please

1 Apr


I was born on April Fool’s Day 30 years ago. This also happened to be the day after my grandfather’s birthday. So, when my mom went into labor, she was sitting at his celebration dinner just wrapping up the meal. Her mother, my grandmother, tried to convince her to stay for the cake.

I think this explains a lot about me. I love to be in the mix of things. I always stay for the cake… I’m never quite sure if what I have is enough. I always want “another.”

I went to 3 different colleges. I had 4 majors. I moved from Massachusetts to Florida to Massachusetts to Florida to Massachusetts (seriously). I just couldn’t figure out what was missing.

At age 30 I have finally figured out the secret to just being content. For one of few times in my life, I’m not looking for “another.” I am happy with what I have- amazing relationships with amazing people. That’s all that really matters when it comes down to it. Although, I’ll likely still strive for a bit more here and there… you can’t choose who you are at the core.  And let’s face it, I’ll also have another piece of cake.

Happy Birthday to me!

Today was Day One (or Day A) of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge

Hoping you’ll follow me on Bloglovin or Twitter! New friends make me happy!

Kate sig

47 Responses to “Another piece of cake please”

  1. printedportal April 1, 2013 at 7:49 am #

    Happy Birthday 🙂

  2. z April 1, 2013 at 8:16 am #

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You’re good! It took me at least 40 years to figure that out! But now that I’m 50 I have it down to an art!

  3. Allison April 1, 2013 at 8:44 am #

    Happy Birthday!

  4. Dana April 1, 2013 at 9:40 am #

    Happy, happy birthday!!

  5. Ghadeer April 1, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    Happy birthday. I’m glad you found contentment!

  6. Elliot B. April 1, 2013 at 10:50 am #

    Happy Birthday! I’m glad you finally found what you were looking for. And enjoy the cake. You deserve it.

  7. Shannon April 1, 2013 at 11:07 am #

    Happy birthday! I’m nearly below you on the A-Z list so I thought I’d stop by.Such a great post!

  8. Ida Chiavaro April 1, 2013 at 11:13 am #

    Happy birthday – I hope you enjoy an abundance of cake 🙂

  9. DJ Kirkby April 1, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    Wishing you a very happy birthday filled with wonderful moments you can treasure forever. Oh, and a lot of cake too 🙂

  10. Dee April 1, 2013 at 11:29 am #

    Happy birthday! We’re the same age, by the way. (At least until I turn a year older late this year.) Looking forward to your next B-Z blogs. 🙂

    • Another Clean Slate April 1, 2013 at 11:34 pm #

      I’m looking forward to figuring out what the heck to write in them! Thanks Dee!

  11. precari0us April 1, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    Wish you a very happy birthday..

  12. Issy Goode (@MissIsGoode) April 1, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    Happy Birthday to you! Enjoy your cake 🙂

  13. Jill J. April 1, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    Happy Birthday!! I am so happy you are doing this A to Z idea too. A great way to learn more about you! 🙂 Hope your day is fab!

    Classy with a Kick

  14. lala April 1, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    you and me are the same, people born on April tends to have the same personality! Happy Birthday

  15. Erica M April 1, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

    Happy birthday, Kate! I was stopping through getting things ready for tomorrow’s yeah write, and I’m glad I did. Perfect timing for birthday wishes and to learn more about you. Have a wonderful celebration.

  16. stephgregerson April 1, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

    Happy Happy Birthday! Treat yourself to something awesome today 🙂

  17. Jules (@mymomsawhackjob) April 1, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

    Happy BIrthday!! What a great way to start.

    I am like you, never feel content and always thinking there is something more out there for me to find. It has taken me a long time to realize that I have a great life and it is very full of love and life!

  18. icescreammama April 1, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

    happy birthday!! wait – is this an april fool joke? 😉 no, i’m kidding. in fact, i’m eating cake in your honor right ow!

  19. Kimberly H. Smith April 1, 2013 at 7:21 pm #

    Happy 30th! What awesome clarity you have already. I didn’t get that until I turned 40.

  20. Brie - BreezyPinkDaisies April 1, 2013 at 7:51 pm #

    Happy birthday! 🙂 Love the piece about you always wanting to stay for cake 🙂

  21. Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren April 1, 2013 at 9:30 pm #

    You can never have too much cake! Happy Birthday!!

  22. K.Jacqleene April 2, 2013 at 12:15 am #

    Contentment…it’s a good thing.

  23. theinfoscouter April 2, 2013 at 12:44 am #

    Happy birthday and have more cake!!

  24. jeneralinsanity April 2, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

    YES! I am totally feeling this one right now! Not just for the cake, either. I’ve spent a lot of time searching for my right place, and finally feel like I’ve found it.

    Also: Happy belated birthday wishes and junk. I hope it was filled with love and hugs and sparkles, and of course, cake! (btw, that’s really how I wish friends/family happy bday. Full of junk and a day or twenty late. You just got yourself a Jenuine birthday wish!)

  25. auntyamo April 5, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

    belated birthday wishes. A love for cake is a sign of a big heart (or is is a big waistline… can’t remember now 😀 )
    Arriving late to your party on my AtoZ travels.
    Look forward to more!


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