Time to reflect and celebrate.
Happy Birthday to me and my fellow Capricorns!
I decided to share a Mac Miller video with you. (It’s embedded below.) His birthday is 7 days after mine. He’s no longer with us in body, but his spirit remains through his art.
It’s rare that I think about the awe of being alive without thinking about death. Ever since I was five years old I’ve obsessively dwelled on both. (That’s no exaggeration.) It still remains a mystery why it has been in the forefront of my thinking for four decades. It must sound strange to people. I hope I’m not the only one. I wonder if Mac Miller was similar in that way? His song/video “Good News” makes me feel less alone and a little less weird. Thanks, Mac!
In any case, I’m so grateful to be here for another year. I’m excited for my birthday, a new year and a new decade. I have a feeling 2020 is going to be amazing, and life-changing in a meaningful way. I’m blowing my party horn right now, but you can’t hear me. Toot!
To be continued…
Tomorrow is my birthday. It’s the one I’ve been waiting for. I turn 40. And I’m very excited & optimistic. So much has happened over the last 4 decades. So much that has pushed & pulled me in various directions. But I feel that I’ve reached a turning point. Where I’m no longer tethered to a past — I’m free to be in the present. This newfound presence feels liberating. I feel childlike. Free to do as I please, and free to be me fully. I’m not sure what sparked this. But I am happy that the flame has been lit.
January 12th is my birthdate. It makes me a Capricorn. Below is a little information about Capricorns I found on Josephine Walls website.
Capricorn: December 22—January 19
Capricorn’s form of half goat, half fish derives from ancient Babylonian mythology, in which Ea, the Sea-Goat and Lord of Wisdom, emerges from his home in the sea to bring civilization and knowledge to mankind. In the zodiac, the placement of the constellation represents high achievement. Steady, purposeful, and long-sighted, Capricorns have a plan for the future and set their sights high. They seek security and certainty, and insist that rules be followed. But don’t let that fool you into thinking Capricorns are all work and no play: they have a lively wit, a dry sense of humor, and that rare combination, creativity coupled with organization.
And not wanting to toot my own horn… (No pun intended.) There are negative traits to Capricorns. I think the description above was trying to be sweet. And since it’s for my birthday — I’ll take it!
I am wishing everyone a fresh start and liberation from their past. Starting tomorrow! I know I am being silly, and birthdays (or born days) are just a concept, along with all the other concepts. But they are fun! And who doesn’t like the feeling of childlike wonder & excitement for what is here or what is to come? It’s fun to play & dream, it’s fun to rejoice & celebrate. It’s a reminder that each day can be special, and each & every one of us deserves to feel special. Please remember that. YOU ARE SPECIAL. And each day is a special gift for you. Celebrate it! :)
I am 39 today.
I’m so grateful for this opportunity to be ALIVE. How amazing.
To celebrate this last and final year of my 30’s, I will be blogging everyday (or almost everyday) for all of 2014. I can’t do it here, because this is Sunday Is For Lovers. I only spread love, views & news on Sundays! But I can do it on my website. I’ve been blogging since the beginning of the year there.
Wishing everyone a glorious day today. Feel alive. Know that each year, each day, each moment is a gift. It’s all worth celebrating. It’s all special.
[Super yummy cake photo from RawRawCakes. If you would like the recipe click here.]
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