Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Twice As Good As 21

I can honestly say I am comfortable in my own skin.
I come home to my family every day and feel incredibly blessed.
I truly feel empowered to change the things in my life that are not working for me.
It has taken me all these years to finally find eyeliner and an application method that doesn't make me look like a raccoon after four hours.
I have discovered exercise that I enjoy, and works for me.
I have realized that processed food makes me look and feel yucky.
I can finally see my possessions as just that - stuff.
Did I mention the eyeliner thing already? Wow. Just wow.

I feel the winds of change. I can't explain it, but I feel that finally, after a slump that lasted way too long, that my luck is finally about to improve.

For my birthday, Chip and I took the kids to CreAsian, a local sushi joint. We had a great meal and of course had to get dessert afterwards to bring home. Happy, happy day.

He loves to use chopsticks like big bro!


Hamming it up!



How do you feel about birthdays? Dread them or feel "Another year older, another year wiser"? I'm still not done celebrating even though my official birthday is over. :)

18 comments:

  1. Happy Happy Birthday, friend! Sounds like this next year of your life is off to a great start. And what a fun way to celebrate with your family. I keep hearing how much women love their forties. Looking forward to you sharing what all that fabulousness is about! :>

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    1. I truly love my 40's! I bet you will too!

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  2. I love birthdays! Another reason to celebrate, I'm in! Happy birthday:)

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    1. I love birthdays too! Even when its not mine! Just like you say, another reason to celebrate! :)

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  3. I just turned 42 on Saturday! Sounds like you are going to have a great year - love the positive outlook. I look at birthdays as an excuse for a great dinner and of course, ice cream cake!

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    1. Yeah for 42!! Happy Birthday to you as well!

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  4. Happy Birthday Lanae!! Love that you are celebrating YOU!!

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    1. Thank you! It's been a fun month and I'm still going strong! :)

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  5. I love everyone else's birthday but not my own. Actually, I'm still kind of in denial about birthdays. Happy Birthday!!

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  6. Happy birthday!! I love that you're so confident in your self... I do think we get better at that each year. :) Sushi is an awesome way to celebrate, yum!!

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    1. Thank you! Sushi is my favorite! I can't believe my 5 yo eats it too. In the pic above he is showing off his gum that he got as a treat for how well he ate - noodles, tuna and salmon nigiri, and shrimp tempura. :) Definitely a special occasion as it can get expensive quick especially with two growing boys!

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  7. Good times! And how adorable :)

    I totally feel ya on the make-up thing...lol

    This post is so motivating, I'm glad you shared it. And slumps happen, I'm glad you are on an upswing.

    As far as birthdays, eh - I'm with Barbara, I dig everybody's but my own. Thankfully I have some super nosey friends that make mine special with no effort on my part :)

    Have a great week and I look forward to seeing this training widget get crazy!

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    1. Glad your friends make your birthday special! That's what friends are for! Yes, so I have discovered make up primer! Totally makes it stay on. there is a specific method for the eyeliner thing, if you are interested email me and I'll give you the dish!

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  8. Hi! I'm in my 30's now and I think the 30's are wonderful! I don't worry too much about birthdays anymore (ask me again when I'm in my 50's though!).

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    1. Too funny Cheryl! I say the same thing, ask me again in my 50's! :)

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  9. I feel good about Birthdays for some of the same reasons you do - because I have slowly grown into myself and I know myself so much better as well. :-) Thanks for sharing your post on my FB page!

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  10. I'm certainly not wiser. I've got older all taken care of though! Happy birthday to you!

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