I can’t believe I’m turning another year older today! Honestly, I feel like I’m at a point in my life where I no longer care to have a big celebration anymore. I prefer to be more low key and do things that I enjoy rather than be the center of attention at a party. I decided to write a post about my birthday reflections and talk about 6 things that I’ve learned within the last year. Hope you enjoy!
1. Learn to accept my body the way it is.
Truth be told, there has never been a time when I was 100% happy with my body. I would either feel too short, too heavy, too skinny, or I would pick apart certain features of my body. It really doesn’t help that society expect girls and women to look a certain way. As a blogger, I post lots of photos of myself and every time I go through my photos, I always find something that I don’t like. I finally told myself to stop being so hard on myself. I’m always trying to promote positive messages through my blog and it’s about time I practice what I preach! As I get older, I’m becoming more confident with who I am and that includes embracing my flaws.
2. It’s important to make time for myself.
As a SAHM, I feel like I’m running around non-stop in able to make sure Gabriel is taken care of. Even if I look like I’m not doing anything, there are a million things going through my mind since I always feel like there’s something that I have to do. Although I love being home with Gabriel, my time alone is very limited. I wrote a post here about the importance of making time for myself and what I do to relax.
3. Make time for people that are important to me.
Although having time alone is crucial to me, it’s also a priority for me to make time for those I care about. As I get older, I feel like it takes a lot more effort to keep friendships and relationships strong. Everyone is always busy and not everyone wants to take the initiative to plan something. I have to keep reminding myself that every passing day is flying by fast and I must make time for people that are important to me.
4. It’s OK to agree to disagree with others.
I used to only like hanging out with people that were just like me. It was hard for me to get out of my comfort zone so I would surround myself around others that had the same interests and lifestyle as me. Nowadays I love meeting people that are different than me and have a story to share about their background and experiences. What drives me crazy is when someone thinks their belief or way of doing things is the “right” way and only way to go. Sorry, but that doesn’t fly with me. We may not have the same view on every issue but what’s important is that we respect each other. This also allows me to see things in a different perspective and maybe even learn something new.
5. It’s OK if someone doesn’t like me.
Some people like me and some don’t, and that’s perfectly OK! I’ve realized that no matter what I do, there will always be someone who doesn’t like me for one reason or another. Although I’m not perfect, I know that I always have good intentions towards others. I truly believe how someone treats me is a reflection of themselves and who they are as a person. This is why I choose to be around people that radiate positive energy.
6. It’s never too late to learn something new.
I recently mentioned in this post how important is is to never stop learning. In the past, I felt like I was stuck being too comfortable. Nowadays, I am constantly pushing myself to keep learning. Being a blogger has definitely challenged me in many ways and I absolutely love it! Sure, it can be stressful sometimes, however, I really believe that the day I stop learning is the day I stop living. My husband takes most of my blog photos and we are both newbies in the world of photography. There’s just so much knowledge to absorb! That’s why I think it’s important for you to find something that you are passionate about and see how you can grow and learn from it.
Thank you so much for reading my birthday reflections! As I read over this post, I realized that there’s so much more that I can add but I didn’t want to turn this into a novel! I am truly grateful for everyone who supports my blog and has helped me grow as a person. Blogging definitely isn’t easy but it’s a great way for me to be creative, express myself, and reach out to people that I have never met. I am happy that I am able to share my birthday reflections with you and I hope you can take a moment to reflect on the wonderful things in your life. 🙂
Dress: I was unable to locate this exact dress online but found similar ones here, here, and here! 🙂
Shoes: old (similar here and here)
Necklace: Kendra Scott