Saturday, January 18, 2014

Happy Birthday: Day 1 (Thankfulness Project 365)


Happy Birthday to Me, Happy birthday to Me
Happy Birthday to Me (Via Bella)
Happy Birthday to Me!
(And many more!)

So, today I celebrate my birthday.
To celebrate my birthday, I am starting my own project. 
A thankfulness project. 
Not just for Thanksgiving, no. For me.

I came up with this because this is a big year for me for many personal reasons.
I wanted to mark this year as a time of beginning changes in my own life, to be happier, regardless of what is going on around me.
To become happy about who I am and where I am going in my life.
To be happy gives you many more possibilities than does being sad. 

I realise that I have one more year until I hit the big 3-0. (holy moly!)
The year everyone dreads as you close the door not only on your teens years, but also on the years of college and young adulthood.
Whether you have a job, a spouse, kids, a secret plan to take over the world, you secretly re-evaluate everything around this time. Maybe in small ways, maybe in big ways.
You (and I) are about to learn so much about me. 
Little things, fun things, big things. 

For me, I married and then had kids while in college. 
I moved with my husband for him to finish his degree.
I moved with my husband for his internship.
I am sitting here now, trying to look forward. 

I have had so many struggles in my life, some which will never be suited for being published here, but I am thankful for my life. I have become a stronger woman because of my life. 
I have learned to love, forgive, and give because of my life.

Beginning on a journey to self discovery, I leave with this:

a simple thank you letter to my belated biological mother:

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