It was my birthday yesterday! I was born on labour day so it happens quite often that my birthday falls on the long weekend. I can't be the only 33 year-old that still makes a big deal about my birthday? (Tell me I'm not). Earlier last week we saw some friends we hadn't seen in a while and I blurted out "it's my birthday this weekend." I completely felt like a 10-year old as soon as I said it! Only embarrassed a little bit though because that's the good thing about getting older - I care less what people may think and I'm more settled on the person I am. I have not however settled on this haircut I got on Friday ^^ I know aging is inevitable but there are some things I've realized I need to do to stop the process somewhat: a) drink lots more water; b) eat waaaayyyyyy less sugar; d) exercise and do some yoga; and c) don't get a mom-hair cut. Obviously hair grows and this is a month or two away from what I was aiming for (the hair dresser really didn't use the picture I gave her as inspiration *at all*) but really really shouldn't have made this rash decision to chop about a foot of hair off days before I crept one year closer to the "mid-30's" :|
My birthday this year luckily over-compensated for that mini early 30's crisis and was one of the best ever. Mike planned this a scavenger-hunt type surprise to my birthday present which turned out to be this new sewing machine!!! I had to abandon a bunch of projects right around the time Flora was born because my sewing machine completely died on me so this was just the best, most thoughtful gift for me right now. And, not that this had any baring whatsoever on things but it's *KELLY GREEN* (j/k the green was 1/3 of the selling point). The rest of the day we just holed up in our house and ate good food and cake and danced and watched movies together. It was a bit rainy and dreary out so this was the perfect thing to do and I totally had one of those pinch me moments where I realized how cool it is that this is my "crew" - the people I get to spend my time with. They are funny and make me happy and always lift my spirits and I just feel like, how did that happen? How did I wake up 33 with these beautiful girls and husband? Life is beautiful.
I'm hoping for a few things for the upcoming year - It's nice that my birthday coincides with the start of the school year- I've always found it to be a good time of year to do some goal setting and to reevaluate things. I was actually being serious about the less sugar thing. I threw the remainder of my birthday cake out this morning and I'm spending the rest of the month in sugar detox. I've done the whole 30 diet before and it's very low sugar and I always find I feel so much better without it in my system. So that's goal one. I'm also looking to read more, I'm going to make a fall reading list and try to stick to it. I'm also looking forward to getting back into an exercise routine again. I really really miss running so I hope that can be part of my exercise routine. I had stopped all but completely before Flora because I suffer from some pelvic floor issues from June's delivery. Luckily Flora's birth didn't seem to make things any worse and I feel like it's time to get back into it again because it was such a big part of who I am. Oh, and of course - sewing projects! Can't wait to get into those!! I think that's a good list for now.
What about you guys? Anyone have any specific things they're looking to get into now that September is back in full swing?