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Birthday Wishes for Me

on May 10, 2013

** Apparently, my posts aren’t publishing when I hit “publish” ANNOYING!!! This post was from Tuesday, May 7th **

It’s kind of a BIG day around here ….

It’s my birthday!!  😀

And I already started off my day with all things blue — including blue curaco  — but I didn’t open it yet, promise!

And I’m that girl who kinda gets super excited about birthdays — I think it’s so important for everyone to have one day that they celebrate everything that they are with all the people who love them! Now, I think we should do this every day, but on your birthday, you should go all out!!

Over the past year I have learned:

  • to appreciate my body and all that it can do. I spend way too much time putting it down instead of celebrating all that it can do every day!
  • to put more emphasis on experiences rather than “stuff” — I find that while shopping makes me VERY happy, it’s wise to invest in experiences that create memories that can last a lifetime
  • My health is important – you never know what can happen.
  • “Faking it until you make it” actually works!
  • Random acts of kindness, and kindness in general, can really make a HUGE difference
  • I’m a runner, and fitness/exercise/running is super important to me.
  • Never, ever, ever take a loved one for granted
  • Always take the time to tell someone what they mean to you and how they have impacted you
  • Eat froyo whenever you can, and don’t feel guilty about it
  • Time with friends and family is a healthy habit
  • Stepping out of your comfort zone and taking a risk is worth it
  • Chocolate is actually a necessity. So is coffee.
  • Being creative is something that’s a big part of who I am
  • When I stop focusing on how life “should” be,  i can be present in what IS happening.

It’s been a year of learning…. one that I wouldn’t change a single moment of 🙂 Turning 30 last year was really hard. 30 sounds so “old” to me … and I felt like my life just wasn’t where it was “supposed to be.” Well, you know what they say about making plans! This year I have learned, or accepted at the very least, that I am exactly where I am supposed to be right NOW.  That realization has made me so much more happy!

So, I have one goal for this year:

This is a necklace that my “sister friend” (P’s SIL) got me for my birthday. It couldn’ t be more perfect. A fortune cookie with the fortune – “believe in yourself”

Believe in yourself. 3 little words that mean a whole world of things.

This year, i want to work on believing that I am an amazing person that deserves all that I have. I want to believe that I am a good girlfriend, sister, daughter, and friend. I want to believe all the positive things that people to say to me and not get bogged down on the negative. I will believe that I do make a difference in other’s lives.

I will believe that I inspire others.

I will believe P when he tells me that I am beautiful.

I will believe that I can do just about anything that I want to. I will believe that I am GOOD ENOUGH.  That is my wish for this year.

I am headed back to Risotto for dinner tonight with my family, P, and P’s parents.  I am excited for the food (of course!) and celebrating ME.

I am so looking forward to a brand new year that is filled with love, adventure, life, laughs, memories, and new accomplishments.

After all, the best is yet to come. Happy Birthday to Me!  Now, let’s go eat cake!


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