Another year, another candle

Sunday was the 8th Anniversary of my 25th Birthday!

I can’t believe how time flies!  It was just yesterday that I was sitting in my college apartment with my roommates watching Gilmore Girls and eating pizza!  It may not be the case, but it feels like it anyway!

Birthdays can be an exciting time or they can be a stressful time.  I’ve learned over the years that our time is what we make of it.  What we do, how we feel about a given time or situation is how we choose to feel for that particular moment or set of moments.

“You are in charge of how you react to the people and events in your life.  You can either give negativity power over your life or you can choose happiness instead.” – Anias Nin

I absolutely love holidays, birthdays, celebrations!  They are my favorite!  I love celebrating people, loving on them and of course getting loved on.  I knew this year was going to be a bit low key.  We are still working on getting out of debt and we are really getting close now!  So I decided we would just do something simple!  Aaron and I spent the evening with some friends at my favorite restaurant in DC, Acqua al 2.

I had an absolutely wonderful day.  We rested and relaxed and I got to spend time with my best friend in the whole world.  It was simple yet wonderful.

Sometimes we just need simple.

I feel like this was meant to be my summer of Rest.  This was a great end to the summer of rest.  As we head towards the fall, it’s coming really quickly now, we are starting to prepare for things to pick up!  Next week is our big photo camping trip!  (let’s hope it doesn’t get rained-out!)  There are just a couple more weeks left of real summer!  School will be starting soon!  And then we have Labor day and all sorts of Fall activities: Pumpkin patches, fall spices, and the golden leaves will return!  Until I moved here, summer was my favorite season, and when I moved to Virginia, Fall easily became my favorite season!  I hadn’t ever experienced it before!  I look forward to it every year, and this year is no different!  It is such a magical time of year!

Maybe you already had your birthday this year!  Maybe it’s still coming up… But, what do you choose this year?  Will you choose happiness this Fall?

“Happiness is a decision.” – Michael J. Fox

I know that I am going to continue to choose happiness and I know that I wish only happiness for you, especially as we head into a busier season in the next couple of weeks.

 

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