My birthday is undoubtedly my favourite day of the year. I cannot remember a year where I did not have a countdown to my birthday. This year, I didn’t do a countdown. It wasn’t by choice, I just simply did not have the time to plan it. At the end of last month, I planned to make the last 3 months of 2019 the best of the year and to lay the foundation for 2020.
Growing up, I was always my biggest cheerleader when it came to my birthday. It was important to me to celebrate myself on my birthday and I made sure everyone around me did too. The older I got, the more I spoiled myself on my birthday. This birthday will be my third birthday away from my friends and family, and it is my 30th as well.
I don’t have any spectacular plans for my birthday, I am writing exams soon so I will be spending the majority of the day studying and will probably go out for dinner with my husband in the evening.
Looking back on these last few years, I have spent a considerable amount of time learning about things I do not want in the next chapter of my life, but it has also made me realise what I actually want in my future. I put a lot of time into personal development, something I definitely do not think I would have discovered had I not been put into certain situations. For all of the learning experiences I have been through in my 20’s, I am most grateful. I am looking forward to continuing my personal development journey and to see the fruits of my labour in the future.
As I said goodbye to the last day of my 20’s yesterday, I promised to always love myself in every shape, mood and stage of my life I am in, because if I cannot love myself then how can I ever expect anyone else to love me, let alone accept me.
The older I get, the more I realise that I don’t need a lot of material things around me. In fact, minimalism seems like a concept that I will be implementing in my life sooner rather than later. I am a lot more cautious about what I choose to spend my money on. My energy has become sacred, I only spend it on things that empower and uplift me and on people who send positive energy my way. As a result, a lot of people have been cut out and I am honestly in a much better place today than I was a year ago.
I am filled with gratitude for all of the little things that seem to make my day brighter, I am grateful when the sun is shining, for good cups of coffee with heaps of froth on the top, I am grateful for a warm fluffy blanket wrapped around me on a cold day, I am grateful for the warm body that joins me in bed every night and for the food that fills my belly each day.
I had originally planned to launch my blog today, but in a way I am glad that I launched it before, because there are so many other things that I have been able to add to my list now that the blog is up. I am extremely grateful to everyone who reads my posts, likes and comments! I hope that I can bring you content in the future that is worth the time to read and is informative and helps you in some way!
I want this post to be short and sweet, so here’s to 30, may it be epic!
-The Uninspired Blogger