This is 45!
- March 18, 2021
- The Glambassador
It’s my 45th birthday today, which makes me a Pisces. We are described as intuitive, sensitive, empathetic, devoted, compassionate, inspired, creative, and forgiving. According to astrology.com, “Pisces’ personality traits are derived from its receptive, feminine, or yin qualities, making this sign oriented toward contemplation and engagement with inner awareness.
I would say that is pretty spot-on for me. My birthday has always been very special to me, and the people I’ve met in my life who share my birthday have some beautiful real estate in my heart. It’s almost like we are a part of each other in a way. Since we share this particular day, we seem to share many of the same interests and characteristics.
Every year around my birthday, I tend to do this ritual of “Taking Stock.” A sort of inner evaluation of myself, my body, and my life. This ritual of mine has happened for as long as I can recall. Still, while reading my favorite book series, Outlander, it was mentioned and then named “taking stock.” Once again, Diana Gabaldon has reached into my heart and soul and gently placed this book exactly where it needs to be.
Excerpt from Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Some people tend to do this around the New Year. That’s obviously where New Year’s resolutions come in. But for me, this is much more personal, as it’s MY new year. This idea of taking stock is much deeper and more profound for me.
I like to look back at the past year(s) and see what I’ve done for my life, others and for myself. What works, what doesn’t, and what I can do to support my future self. Although the last year was crazy, intense, and life-altering for most of us, I try to focus on the fantastic things that have come out of it for me.
Even though I lost a job to COVID, it opened up more time and creative space to focus on my blog and start my YouTube channel. I’ve also started another business doing Digital Marketing & Business Coaching, and Social Media Management (I’ll go more into that at a later date). I started cooking more at home since we weren’t able to eat out as much, which has provided me another creative outlet, not to mention that I’ve lost almost 25 pounds!
Having time at home with my husband, who is also working from home, and our two elderly dogs have been an absolute pleasure. With this new location here in Hawaii, he was supposed to be traveling a lot for work. While we are sad that the opportunities to travel to new places were ripped away, it’s been so lovely to have him home. We’ve made some solid plans for our future and take the necessary steps to ensure those dreams’ success.
My body is still holding me up, and I’ve become more mindful of what I need to do to nourish it and care for it so it can allow me to remain here for many moons to come.
All in all, I think I’m doing really well. I’m making the best of an awful situation. Even though I’m not happy living in Hawaii, I’m grateful for how this state has risen to the challenge of this pandemic and kept us a safe and healthy as possible.
I’ve always been an optimistic person, and this last year hasn’t changed that. Overall, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done in the world around us to create equity and balance, but I see steps being made all the time to propel us forward. And I now know that I have a role to play in that as well. I’m continuing to learn and remain open to new viewpoints and opportunities for growth.
Anyway, this is just my way of saying that I am so grateful for the chance to have this 45th birthday. I know that not everyone gets this opportunity, so I’m not planning on squandering it. I’m proud of how far I’ve come in my 45 years, and I’m so looking forward to meeting myself each and every year to come.