I didn’t really plan on celebrating my birthday this year. It fell over a work retreat, and after the election results, I wasn’t feeling excited or in the mood to celebrate.
But luckily, my husband had other plans. He threw me a surprise birthday dinner with my closest friends and planned the whole thing himself – based upon my favorite foods, favorite drinks, favorite desserts. And I had so much fun! It was a small, intimate gathering (which are my favorites), and it was great to just spend a few hours with my closest friends, laughing, eating, and NOT discussing politics.
I have to admit, getting older isn’t the easiest thing in the world once you pass 30… It starts feeling like you’re REALLY getting older. BUT! That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t celebrate (or feel REALLY old). My party ended up reminding me of that – being alive and healthy, having great friends, having an incredible husband, these are all reasons to celebrate and I’m going to try to carry that as a reminder this year.