This is 34! Every birthday I like to spend a little bit of time reflecting life and how it has changed over the last year.
Besides a new job and physically feeling older in the mornings, I’d like to believe I’m the same old me. But I’m not. The gal who wrote about turning 33 here didn’t have the same work ethic as I do today. It’s hard to consider I was never always a hard worker, but it’s the truth. From sun up to sun down I rarely find myself being lazy anymore.
Long gone are the days I’d procrastinate on life. I never believed in the saying, “The early bird catches the worm” more than ever.
Over the last 365 days, I find myself trying to take a mental picture of all the special moments. The times when I’m laughing until I cry or the instances my daughters are so sweet my heart explodes. All of the memories I have made this year with the ones that I love are unforgettable in my mind.
Time is something I used to take for granted, but now I value time for what it’s worth. I wake up earlier to work alone so I can spend extra minutes with my family at the end of the day. Knowing how fleeting life can truly be, it is important to me to soak up every little moment I can in this world.
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Truthfully, my heart feels more whole than it ever has. Of course there are days when I find myself down, but there has always been someone standing close by to pick me up. If there were ever a time in my life when I felt least alone, it’s now. Here is to 34 years – may each always be better than the rest.