“On the last day of birthday month, my true self gave to me, one Starbucks coffeeeee. On the last day of birthday month, my truelove gave to me, one hour just for meeeee. On the last day of birthday month my true self gave to be, one hour to reflect, one Starbucks to get set and one blog post updaaate!”
To say the past month has been a whirlwind is an understatement. It has literally flown by. I have to be grateful for the month that was though. It all started off with a Mariah Concert. Someone I’ve been a fan of when she started, then kind of lost interest in. However, the concert was amazing, she sang mostly the old classics, giving me memories of why I adore her having a night out with my husband was just fabulous!
Two weeks later, my son, husband and myself flew off to Mauritius, Club Med for a week of holiday, where I also celebrated my actual birthday, how spectacular.
Although it started off rocky with my son falling on his head, the team at Club Med responded so quickly and thankfully he was okay and the holiday turned around. It was one of the most frightening experiences of my life. The holiday had the best and worst experience to date but I am grateful for experiencing it as it makes me more mindful to be present.
I curled my toes in the sand, I played sand castles with my son, was treated to a birthday massage a a gorgeous spa overlooking the ocean, danced under the stars, danced with my son and husband and had many many lovely glasses of wine and delicious food.
The month, which I have dubbed, “birthday month” is a month in which I indulge without guilt. I think without realising, I have. There were many trips to the hairdresser (which I never do), at least two pedicures (also infrequently get to do) and a shop for a new bathing suit wardrobe now has me owning a wet suit costume and it fits!
Right now, I am sipping my soya caramel macchiato at Starbucks, reflecting on the month and entering a new one tomorrow. This week is a killer, in terms of work and timelines, but you know what, it’s not bad, it’s progress.
So, as I say farewell to my birthday month, and as I reflect on being 38 years old, a mom, a wife and an entrepreneur I look to the future, to tomorrow and begin to the feel the hope, the love, the possibility that comes from hard work, endurance and passion.
I love my life, what I do, who I am and who is in my life.
I would like to have more uninterrupted sleep, but hey, my son will only be little for a short while and one of my best memories of Mauritius was napping with my son, and him holding me close. Love that kid, love my hubby and love this stage I feel is one of the most important to take me where I know I am going to go.