I turn 44, Friday April 8th! My birthday has always been something special to me for as long as I can remember. I always feel like I did when I was 7 years old; excited, special and overjoyed! I take time around my birthday to reflect on the past year’s joy, love and lessons. This birthday is extra special for many reasons.
My 43rd year proved to be filled with fear conquering activities. Driving over 11,000 miles across the country to hug trees was by far amazing. Ending a career with a company I had been with for over a decade was sad and liberating at the same time. Taking a 7-month break from life as I designed it, brought wonderful people into my life that I would not have met otherwise.
Completing my book proved to add a layer of healing that I was not prepared for. It is amazing to look at a 300+ page document that I created to help others and myself heal completely. I will continue with editing this year with plans to publish. We shall see what the universe has in store for that one!
I have returned to the roots of a great profession, OT. I am reminded daily how important kindness and attention is for all of us. The simplicity in putting my hands on people to remove their pain and return their independence makes my heart sing.
This past year has given clarity to money and how I treat it. The past has been dominated with stress and worry around money. My 43rd year, revealed that I need much less of it than I thought in order to be happy. That is freedom in itself!
I am free from many of my old fears that used to cripple me. Being alone proved to be wonderful therapy and gave room for perfect people to come into my life. Tears about the loss of relationships have turned to joy. Those people are simply people I used to know. They no longer have power over me, and I wish them the very best in all ways.
If my 43rd year on the planet could give me such love and peace, I can’t wait to see what my 44th year shows me. Thank you for all of your support and love. Please realize that is returned to you 10 fold by me! Celebrate my birthday with me, please. Have some incredible gluten free brownies and loving kisses!