Happy Birthday to ME!
Today I celebrate ME! The birth of me! The person I have grown up to be! The person I will become! The sister, daughter, friend, girlfriend, employee, acquaintance; I am! I celebrate me today!
No one else needs to celebrate with me, for I am enough to know who I am and what I can become. If you join in, you will be welcomed with open arms. If you don’t, you’ll still be given a smile back.
I know I said I didn’t want to celebrate my birthday this year. It was the thought of all the terrible birthdays I celebrated in the past. But after writing that post a few days ago, I consider why those birthdays were so terrible and I realize that I made them terrible. I did not celebrate me, instead I let tragedies, unfulfilled expectations and people decide how I was going to feel about the day.
Today I realize I will decide how today will go. I will be the reason for it to be fantastic or terrible. It will be my decision. No one else can decide this for me. So, today, I decide to celebrate me. I raise a glass of champagne in the air and toast to 28 years of ME. I am the best I can be at this very moment and that is a celebration in itself!
Happy Birthday to Me! I wish myself many more years of joy, love, laughter, health and prosperity. I wish myself strength and wisdom for days to come and I wish myself success with everything I do today and tomorrow!
Here’s a drink to ME!
I got married, gave it my all, changed my world for it and then he took it all away. We got divorced and somehow he managed to take my self-esteem with him. I know everyone says that “sticks and stones can break your bones, but words will never hurt.” But I think that’s just an old wife’s tale. Words hurt more than any stick or stone can. Words rip you apart and torture you because you can never forget them. Words are so strong, they sit in the back of your brain and constantly make you remember them and then burn and break you a little more. Words cause the greatest of all pains. And this pain, doesn’t go away in a day, or week, or even a month. It takes years, many, many years to finally forget the words, then rebuild yourself and believe that those words were lies and just said to hurt you.
Sadly, for me, I have yet to forget the words he left me with. I have yet to rebuild myself.
Cruises, Helicopter rides, running through the rain forests, reaching the highest peeks…and so much more! That’s a vacation of a life time!
Blue Marble (Planet Earth)
My dream vacation consists of traveling the world over the span of 3-4 years. I’d like to spend at least 1-2 months in each major city and a week in smaller cities.
In each major city, I would work like one of the locals to cover my living, eating and spending expenses. Of course, I’d have to take some extra cash for the fun, touristy things.
I think I would start with South America and move over to Africa, India, Pakistan, China, Europe, Russia and then back to Canada. 🙂