I'm the youngest of 4 and was the only one NOT born in august. I'm also the only child that wasn't born on a Thursday. How does that even happen? I guess I really have always carved my own path. Growing up I envied my siblings summer birthdays and hated that mine was in the middle of winter. For whatever reason, I always wanted to have a pool party for my birthday and was bummed to know that I'd never have one. Sounds so silly, but it was a big deal as a kid. Now, as an adult, I've grown to love my winter birthday. Sometimes there's snow (like this year). It's the perfect excuse to have a low key, slow day (my favorite kind of days) and I get to eat and drink all my favorite warm, comfort foods. This year, I woke up to pancakes + coffee and ended it with sugar cake. So good.
The 11th was my official birthday and was spent with my husband + son. We had pancakes, ate lunch at one of my favorite spots, did a little shopping and then spent the rest of the evening with my family. It ended with breakfast for dinner + sugar cake for dessert. It was a slow, simple day. There was no rush or plan made. I just enjoyed the day with my family and savored the time with Dave (who took the day off work for me).
28 isn't looking too bad so far. I have a husband who adores me, a son who loves me dearly and family + friends that support, encourage and lift me up always. Our home is coming together and we're settling in to a new routine. I have no reason to complain at all. We're healthy, safe, and have everything we need.
As I live out the last two years of my 20's I want to focus on being content, living simply and letting go of that nagging feeling that I'm not "enough". I've always lacked self confidence and have struggled with anxiety most of my life (more so lately than normal) and to be honest, I'm tired of it. It's exhausting- both physically and emotionally. And I've just decided that it's not fair to go through life feeling this way. I'm not sure how I'm going to change it exactly, but I'm going to. Life's too short not to, ya know?
So here's to 28! Here's to letting go of things I can't change, taking a chill pill every once in a while and enjoying this life that I have been so incredibly blessed with. I truly hope to make this my best year yet.