Daily Dose of Inspiration

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Another year, another chapter, a fresh start

A birthday is just the first day of another 365 day journey around the sun. Enjoy the ride. Author Unknown

I must remember to sit back and enjoy the ride of life. There will be bumps, curves, U-turns and dead ends but there will always be a way home. I have had a rough year. Life has felt chaotic, stressful, busy and just out of control. I feel lost sometimes and I am feeling the imbalance of trying to do it all.... Wife, mom, friend, sister etc...

Well good morning sunshine. Today is my day. 35 years today. It's a big one for me. I don't know why maybe because I am 15 years closer to 50 which means I am also 15 years away from my 20's. I am feeling a bit emotional and excited at the same time. I see before me great changes, a new outlook on life. I am letting go of being perfect and beginning the work on becoming myself.

I want to take care of myself, take a cooking class, a wine tasting class. Learn to love the outdoors again. Skip, jump, laugh and play with my girls. Strengthen my relationship with my husband. Laugh and talk with my friends. Travel more. Go on date nights. Enjoy the beach more and not stress about the sand that my girls eat or rub into their hair.

Most importantly I want to be healthy, vibrant and energized from the inside out. I must make greater effort to achieve this. I believe a high quality life starts with the best you. This means I need to breathe, be more mindful and present in the moment.

Today is my birthday.

I will savour the flavor, the tastes and the moments of lifes treasures.

I will have my cake and eat it too.

Lovely cake display from Oh Happy Day


Heather said...

OMG that made me weepy! I hope you had an awesome birthday! I can't believe we're in our mid-thirties! I'm so happy we've stayed friends through all these years :) xoxo

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