A year older - embracing the gift of life
I am not making a wish this year.
Rather, I am making a pact with myself. A commitment to action. This year I am putting in the work where it matters - in my relationships.
Birthdays evolve. As a child my birthday was present. It was all about that day, the attention, the gifts I would receive, the fun I would have, and that was bliss. In my teenage years, my birthdays were future. Oh! I could not wait to grow up and 'finally live'. I would spend that day dreaming and anticipating about what my life would look like. I did not only make a wish while blowing out the candles, I made wishes. In my early twenties, I was mostly lost, confused and anxious. Now, my birthday is past.
Today I look around me with gratitude for the present, past and future. I am who I want to be, where I hoped to be, and with the people I am happy to be with.
Reflection is a good thing and now I realise that it comes with age and experience. I have come a long way in this journey of self discovery and it has all been worth it.
To more amazing years to come!
Happy birthday Paula. I love you.