Some of My Birthday Reflections

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Today is my birthday. I am really excited about it. Actually, I have been celebrating for days now. For me, it is not about a bunch of presents and having a special dinner. It is about spending the time with the person or people that I love and having lots of fun. I am so fortunate because I am able to do whatever I want every day and share it with the greatest guy. But, there is so much more about a birthday that really intrigues me.

My birthday is a time for a reassessment but not in

For me, it is not about a bunch of presents and having a special dinner. It is about spending the time with the person or people that I love and having lots of fun. I am so fortunate because I am able to do whatever I want every day and share it with the greatest guy.
the way that most people do it. Most people that I know have set themselves certain goals that they plan to reach by their birthday. And if they do not reach them by that “magical” date, they are upset with themselves and feel like they have lost or underachieved or failed. Further are those who reach certain birthday numbers such as their 25th or 30th or 40th, etc. and have not attained certain measurements of financial success or marriage or starting a family or power. How could anyone ever enjoy a birthday with this kind of weight sitting on their shoulders?

I personally head in the opposite direction. No matter what the situation may be, I have definitely accomplished a lot this past year. I have met some fabulous people. I have done things that I’ve never tried before like my two opportunities to fly in a helicopter. I have learned so much in the electronics arena. I have done a great job at work and maintained a standard of excellence even though I have taken on many new responsibilities. And most importantly, I remain open to the possibility of many new adventures in the coming year.

I know that I have no idea about what tomorrow may bring let alone where I will be and what I will be doing a year from now. Therefore, I have no inclination to do a 5-year plan or make decisions about what I might do with the rest of my life. I truly want to enjoy each day and do the best that I can with it. I want to learn more which will allow me to be more and enjoy more. I want to meet in person some of the super people that I have come to know within the realm of social media and I would like to gather again with a couple that I have already met in this way. I want to keep an open heart and give lots of love to everyone who comes my way. And I want to remain open to trying new things whenever the opportunities present themselves.

Yes, I have a wonderful life. I have had a remarkable year this past year and I know that the coming year will be just as fantastic as long as I allow for it to be so. I will celebrate what I have accomplished and look forward to all that is yet to be. This should be lots of fun. Now it is time to go and find that nice piece of chocolate cake with some ice cream to top off this celebration.