Birthdays for me over the past five years have been hard psychologically. The thought of eating a cupcake or having wine and a big dinner on a weeknight gave me anxiety - even on my special day. This year, I would be lying if I said that guilt was completely gone. But this year was different in that I could listen to those voices from a more objective perspective and remind myself why they are silly. Instead I focused on all of the kind things my friends and family did to make my day great.
Beginning with ice cream cake at our 10am Monday department meeting.
Then a special delivery from my friend Alexis. She is so thoughtful, and has great taste in flowers. Aren't they beautiful?!
Followed by a gift from a new friend at work, a gorgeous rose gold bracelet. I was beyond excited and it meant a lot. Had to get the ring in there, as if I don't stare at it enough.
And the gift of soul from my friend Steph, who knows me all too well.
A lovely seafood dinner at the one and only Fiola Mare.
And a gift from my soul mate on the west coast that reminded me of my roots.
I couldn't have asked for a more special week. I can't wait for what year 29 has in store.
I will get married, I will travel to the Greek Islands, I will spend a crazy weekend with my best friends. Not a bad way to end an era :)