It’s my birthday!!! And I’ve been running around like crazy since the beginning of the year. I bought a standard (manual shift) car a month ago because I needed to return my lease and wanted to learn a new skill. I, unfortunately, had to drop off the car today at the auto body shop because I put a dent on the front bumper when I hit a curb last weekend. I started a new job and got a chance to travel to Germany and Texas. I’m also running a 5-day sugar detox challenge on the blog, which means NO CAKE, NO ICE CREAM, NO SWEETS for my birthday (gasp!) but I am so happy I am doing this. Allowing my mind and body to find balance, to kick-off addictions and to nurture myself is a way of showing myself that I love me, I appreciate me, and I put me and my wellness first, above all social pressures. I am happy, these are the things that make me happy. Sharing my birthday with loved ones, with people that I haven’t seen in years but I care about, with family, with everyone that makes me feel important and loved, that is my happiness.
As part of my birthday celebration, I wrote a poem. I usually don’t write things like this but I felt inspired because the last 5 years have been rough, a rollercoaster of emotions, struggles, and pain, but no matter how tough and hard things got, I always found support, not only from those who love me but also strength within myself. I’ve grown beyond what I could’ve imagined and the best part is THERE IS NO STOPPING for the years to come. Happy birthday to me!