More than Halloween, Christmas, or New Year, my birthday is the most exciting time of the year for me because I get to claim it for myself (I swear I am not narcissistic). Yesterday, I officially welcomed my 33rd year of life. I was so excited that I woke up at 6am, way before my morning alarm at 7:45. It also happened to be a holiday (Family Day), so realistically, I didn’t even need that alarm.
I feel like I have matured a lot this past year. Being a bit superstitious and a firm believer of starting things with positive energy, I tried my best to tie up some loose ends before my birthday. That way, I can start my journey into a new year on the right foot. I have started making the first steps towards some life-changing decisions, and I have not felt this excited in a while. It feels refreshing, after months of gloom.
As I turn a year older, I wish for good health for me (so I can take on new experiences without getting sick or dropping dead any time soon) and my loved ones. I pray for strength and resilience, as I try to navigate through a lot of the unknowns that come with making drastic life choices. Most importantly, I wish for patience: from myself and from others as I continue my journey of therapy and healing.
I would like to thank everyone for the love and warm birthday wishes. Thank you to my friends (my ride or die) who have celebrated with me over the weekend. You guys are the best escape room partners. I also want to thank J for making this weekend special. Thank you for allowing me to be annoying and not be annoying back. My family, for your continued support and love. You guys are my strength and the reason why I am always striving for perfection. From the bottom of my heart, I LOVE YOU. Truly.
And to all my family and friends all over the world who have been sending me their love and thoughts and have been greeting me since the 16th, THANK YOU SO MUCH. My life is so much fuller and happier with you guys around. Cheers to an exciting year ahead!