Welcome to my new blog! I figured since it's a new website and it feels like 2013 just barely started, I would start with a little dedication to new beginnings. Every January, we all share the turning of a new year, and with all the other Capricorns out there, I also share the turning of a new age. I love having my birthday in January, its a double refresh, double whammi of newness and perspective, and a double dose of sweetness.
I know I am not alone in believing in treating yourself to something uber special on your birthday, something that makes you feel pumped to be alive. Even if it's something simple, we all want to feel the love on the anniversary of our birth, right!? It's not only a day that you are blessed with loving phone calls from your family, birthday songs & facebook posts from all your friends and maybe even some real life written cards in the mail...but it is also the one day of the year that's all about you, and you can celebrate in whatever way you choose. It's a chance to start fresh and create a new palette of ideas and perspective, and create whatever you want! I think we could all agree that everday, but especially on birthdays we should focus on how far we have come, all that we are grateful for, and celebrate the experience of living on this incredible planet during this incredible time, with all the beautiful people in our lives. Yes, getting older brings its fair share of challenges, emotions, pains, losses and difficult transitions. So it's just as important, if not more, for us to stay true to what energizes us, inspires us and makes us happy every day, as it is to work hard and take care of business. It's so easy to slip in to feeling overworked or down and out for whatever reason...this comes in waves. But a birthday is one of the most awesome days to let everything go, take the day (or week) off of work, make something happen that is all about you, focus on all the awesome, positive things about life and start the year off right! Choose your surroundings, choose the characters in your story, choose happiness and create something wonderful as a gift to yourself. A quote I saw on Facebook: "Do Epic Shit! Go forth and be a force of the awesome." Yes, do that.
I am a total seeker of palm trees and sunshine, toes in the sand, desert heat, cocktails by the pool and gourmet food adventures (who isn't?!) This year for my birthday, I went on an adventure to one of my favorite areas of the country...Southern California. 4 of my best friends gathered from Denver, LA, Santa Barbara and Vegas, and we had a super fun road trip adventure...one of the best birthdays yet, and even though sometimes my mind tries to convince me I'm getting old, I didn't feel old for a minute! The journey was Denver > Santa Barbara > LA > Palm Springs > LA > and back home to Denver. Here are some of my favorite pics...enjoy!
Thank you Jenna, Tarissa, Tina & RJ for the best birthday adventure ever!