Have I mentioned on here before how much I LOVE birthdays? Whether it’s my or somebody else’s one special day, I absolutely ADORE a good birthday celebration! And this past Monday, I officially turned the BIG 3-2 and have had a fabulous time over the past few days celebrating with some of my closest and dearest loved ones. I am beyond blessed to have such amazing people in my life – those who have supported, encouraged, and been with me through thick and thin. There is no doubt I would not be where I am today without these people in my life! Each of them are a Godsend to me.
Here’s a look at some of those festivities …
Movie night with my dear friend, and “fairy godmother,” Annie D on Friday!
A delicious lunch followed by a visit to the nearby Cider Mill with my best friend, Emily, on Saturday!
Family dinner at the parents, complete with a visit from my sister and niece, on Saturday night!
A Sunday visit with the grandparents, followed by lunch and shopping with my mom!
A date night on Monday with the hubby to Bravo, the place of our first date and engagement, where we devoured pasta and enjoyed a big glass of bold, robust red wine! He spoiled me rotten, as always. I love this man.
My 7th brew run / fun run followed by dinner with our best friends on Tuesday!
Year 31 was a definitely a year of growth and learning, as I followed God’s call to fiercely pursue freedom; breaking free of those behaviors, habits, and patterns that have not served me (or others) well and surrendering each area of my life to Him, letting Him take the reins and ultimately have control, for my good and His glory. I am by no means done with this journey, but I am in a much better place from where I was 12 months ago, and for that I am so thankful!
So here I am, just two days into year 32 and this is where my heart is at today as I continue to walk forward in freedom:
Faith: Starting each day with coffee and Jesus in praise, prayer, and worship. Living loved and free, as a daughter of God. Choosing abundance, surrender, trust, and obedience to God’s plans and purpose for my life.
Marriage: Guarding our time together and dating each other on a regular basis. Choosing love, respect, and commitment to each other and this life we are blessed to live together, no matter what life throws our way.
Loved Ones: Carve out space to spend time with family and friends on a regular basis whether in-person, by phone / text / email / FaceTime. Continue to cultivate relationships rooted in mutual respect, love, faith, trust and healthy boundaries.
Health: Maintain balance between exercise and rest. Eat well. Drink water. Get enough sleep. Practice self-care and do things that fire me up and energize me.
Home: Thrive in home life with the hubby. Enjoy and make the most of both our indoor and outdoor space. Spend more time in my home office doing creative things, and not just work. Cultivate contentment, joy, peace, and legacy here.
Career: Walk into my new position at work with boldness, confidence, and passion to build up staff and make our department / division the best it can be. Lead, influence, and minister to others with grace, light, humility and truth every day.
Platforms: Speak truth and life on social media. Help inspire others toward freedom and living in God’s love. Continue to write and share meaningful and purposeful content on this platform.
And with that, happy birthday to me! And cheers to new beginnings!