Today is my birthday so this isn't going to be a very long post as I like to take the time to spend with family and friends on special occasions.
Last night I was invited to a friend's birthday party as it is her birthday a day before mine and another one of her friend's birthday is a couple days before hers so we combined all three occasions into one evening of good conversation, food and warm atmosphere. It was a lovely evening and ran into the wee hours of this morning.
Today I spent the day with my mom and we drove to Ludwig's Roses, the largest rose farm in the world for some lunch. Their rose-infused coffee is the best idea for a coffee flavour I've ever tasted. The roses themselves are just starting to bloom here and it got me thinking that after this year I will become an autumn baby and not a spring baby anymore.
I've also lived more than a quarter of a century and if that doesn't make me feel old, I don't know what will. I feel like in the last year I've had so many incredible changes line up and I can't wait to take on new challenges and grow into a new life somewhere else but it's also very daunting to face an entire fresh start.
I've had the chance this year to think about so many things too, different opportunities and paths that I could've taken. I see so many of my friends starting new lives of their own too, getting married, having children. That would be a lot more terrifying for me than moving to the other side of the world on my own. I honestly have respect for anyone who can make a choice not only to deeply commit to another human being at our age, but then to create and be a parent to a whole new human being too.
If you want to catch up with me and see my birthday pics, check out my Instagram and this week I've actually got a video coming your way on my YouTube channel too.
Right now, I'm incredibly grateful to be single, free to travel and working on my career and health goals, sounds a bit selfish but I also know I chose this - more than once. I had the chance to choose a relationship and a settled life a few times now but I know I'm not ready and don't want to risk committing to the wrong person as that's really not being kind to either person.
Many friendships have come into my life since, some old, some new and I'm almost overwhelmed at how things came together after many years of not finding the people I call 'my tribe'. Patience has never been easy for me.
So here's to another year of friendships and new beginnings! Subscribe for more next week!