That’s it, another year has passed and a new one is at its inception point. Funny how the anticipation builds up for ONE day a year, but nothing is really predictable…
I love birthdays, I love celebrating. I want the person to feel special, to know s-he is so loved. It is not about the gifts (even though yes, it is always nice to know people took the time to think about it etc).
My birthday, as Samhain and the New Year, is a time for me to reflect on what the year felt like, what worked and what failed. A lot happened for us… we moved across the country, sold our house in British-Columbia and bought a new one (very different) in Québec, built a swimming pool in our backyard, have to adjust to a new school system… just a lot packed this year.
I have not created anything in like three months. I both felt frustration and relief that I could take that time away to regroup myself, get grounded in our new place and care for our girls that went through a bit of a difficult time when we arrived.
I am also thinking: what do I want my 31st year to be like ? what do I absolutely want to accomplish ?
I do not have all the answers right now but working on it. Sketching, writing… these are my go-to tools when I am around this time of the year.
Tell me: how do you like to celebrate YOUR birthday ?
wow, so much has happened!
I dislike birthdays. They were always an obligation, you know? “here’s a cake, see you next year”
I don’t really get it. It’s like, culturally we count down the days and sleeps until this one random day of the year, and then that day comes and nothing happens. You go to work, you make dinner, you eat something sweet. Or if you’re a kid, you go to school, you wait for dinner, you eat something sweet.
I understand your point. BUT I still love the celebration of being here now.
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Happy Born Day! I like celebrating my birthday in a relaxed way….a walk, a talk with an old friend, hugs and kisses from loved ones, a simple dinner, and my son insists I must have a little chocolate cake. Lol! I hope you had a lovely day. Have fun reviewing last year & making plans for your next one.