Throughout the month of December, I’ll be participating in #reverb13: Reverb is a way to reflect on the past year and project into the next year with a prompt a day for 31 days. December is the perfect time to reflect on 2013 and start to create intentions for 2014.
Day 6: Blowing Out the Candles
You’re another year older! How did you celebrate the passage of another year? Did it turn out the way you had hoped?
I love birthdays! My own and everyone else’s. From the time I was a young girl my parents always made birthdays my own private holiday. (For both my sister and me). There’s nothing more special than feeling like the entire day is dedicated just to you.
This year, I had a nice, quiet birthday. Since it was a year without an 0 or a 5 in it, I spent the day doing all the things I love. I woke up to my parents on the other end of the phone, singing me “Happy Birthday.” Then I got on the scale, and saw a nice weight loss (great gift!). Then Sofi and I went on a long walk, followed by some pool time. Later in the afternoon my sister and I had some sister time getting a pedi. And then the evening was spent opening presents and going to dinner at a great seafood dinner with my family. My friends took me out for dinners and drinks and coffee dates the days before and after.
It was wonderful to spend the time surrounding my special day with everyone I love. Sure, I would have loved to have a huge surprise party with tons of friends and family, or go on a trip to Vegas with all my girlfriends, but spending a quieter day doing all the little things that make me smile was fitting for the year I’ve lived. This year I’ve spent so much time making my life better through health and fitness, and while the overall changes have been dramatic, they came about in small, subtle ways.
They say the way that you spend New Year’s Eve is the way that you’ll spend the year ahead. Since I consider my birthday my own little “new year’s day,” I guess the same can apply. I spent the day doing all the little things that make me happy, and this year has been my happiest yet.