Well well well, guess what’s coming UP?!
My BIRTHDAY! #36 is right around the corner, and I have exactly one month to plan my most epic one yet!
And here’s what I’ve realized about myself over the years – I used to be so judgy towards myself when I heard about other people’s rad adventures, and how my life felt so BLAH because I wasn’t skydiving and bungee jumping and jet-setting all over the place.
But the freedom came in when I realized that those kinds of adventures don’t call to me. I don’t feel pulled towards adrenaline-rushing activities, and I honestly don’t have a travel bug.
I used to see myself as lame because I wasn’t doing the aforementioned activities. But now, now I see a gift in being able to enjoy even the most simple of experiences, in the most mundane environments.
The warmth on my skin as the sun beams through the window while I enjoy a coffee.
The strut of a little puppy dog as it clumsily toddles to and fro on its walk.
The fresh breeze whispering through palm trees on a hot day.
The uncontrollable laughter when something just really strikes your funny bone.
All of it. I enjoy all of it, and not one of those would (likely) be considered epic.
These last few years have been about embracing who I AM, not who I think I should be, and I think that’s part of the reason I always look forward to getting older! It’s like an invisible marker that I’m closer to home within.
It gets better each year and I expect this year to be no different!
Happy one-month-until-my-BIRTHDAY to you!
Cheers to this being the BEST ONE YET!