happiness

Go shorty, it’s your birthday

3124008232_38625b8114_z (1)Good morning Loves.  This is my last morning as a 33 year old, tomorrow is my birthday and for the first time in four years I’m actually going to celebrate my birthday.   On my 30th birthday my family got into a huge disagreement which turned into the biggest argument I’ve ever been in then escalated into a physical fight.  Needless to say my birthday has never been the same.

This year all that’s in the past,  because this year I am going to enjoy my birthday.  Why? What makes it different this year?  Well after my whole world came crumbling down on my 30th birthday I have never felt the same.  I motioned through my daily life never really feeling anything but sadness.  I slept through the holidays and I wallowed in a ball of my own anger during my birthday.  But not this year.  For the first time in a long time I had a great year and thankfully I’m finally beginning to feel comfortable in my own skin again.   Isn’t that in itself enough of a reason to celebrate?! I definitely think so.

How do you celebrate your birthday?

This year I’m going to  celebrate my birthday by making it all about me because in my opinion I deserve it.  This past year I’ve made a career change, found an amazing new job, moved into a great new apartment and I’ve finally stopped being sad.

I’m going to visit all my favorite stores such as The Body Shop and Sephora to claim my birthday gifts for being a loyal customer.  I’m going to eat dinner at my favorite Mexican restaurant, get my nails done and of course end the day with a chocolate cupcake.  Yes that definitely sounds like a perfect day.

My birthday is a guilt free do whatever you want kind of day.  I’m going to eat cookies for breakfast if I want to and not worry about the calories or malnutrition.  I’m going to buy myself a little something special and I’m going to act totally surprised when I come home to a gorgeous bouquet of flowers from BF.  Although it’s no surprise because he buys me flowers ever year for my birthday.

How do you reflect on your life?

I know some people like to set goals and evaluate their past year on New Year’s Day, but not me, I like to reflect on my past, present and future on my birthday.  Why?  Because I think my birthday is way more special than January 1st.  I set my new goals on my birthday for a few reasons, one: Fall is my favorite season and I don’t really like winter and two: it’s all about me.  I like reflecting on my life on my birthday because it’s less pressure than the whole New Year’s thing and I’m not celebrating with the rest of the world when January rolls around.

My goals usually involve travelling, saving money and buying things for our apartment, but not this year.  This year I only have one goal and that’s to continue working towards total  happiness.  I am going to focus on my appearance, I know it seems selfish and totally materialistic but it’s true.  I am going to work hard, get active and change my eating habits so I can be happy with the way I look.

Is that a weird goal to have?

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About the author

TK

TK is a Certified Financial Planner with over 15 years of experience in the banking industry. She started blogging in 2009 after the market crash. TK enjoys helping people plan their retirement, pay off debt, invest wisely, live on a budget and enjoy happy financial lives. You can see what she's up to on Twitter @TahnyaKristina.

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