I just celebrated my birthday (last month! I know I'm late on this post...)
Generally I get pretty depressed, despite my best intentions to be positive, around my birthday. I feel awkward. I want to be celebrated, but I don't want to be the one to celebrate myself, and I don't know how to bring the people in my life together... It's overwhelming, and then there's the whole "Another year and I'm STILL single?" lamentation.
This year is different. This year I have been celebrating my life, just as it is, more and more everyday.
And my birthday was just a great big excuse to share that celebration with who ever would join me.
I am so blessed with so many beautiful people.... the weekend before, I had my makeup done by the lovely Jenna, and did a photoshoot with my awesome friend and teammate Natalie. The photoshoot was a gift from a beautiful friend and talented photographer, Denise. (look how she made me look lovely to help me not feel old!)
Afterwards a crew of us celebrated the end of the Crossfit Open with Sushi and a movie.
All week I spread the word that on my birthday (which actually fell on a Saturday) there would be DANCING!.
I am so grateful that so many came out to celebrate with me. We had close to 20 at dinner and as many that carried over, or joined there, for the break down of 2012. People brought me gifts! That still suprises me, I sort of think of presents for your birthday being a childhood thing for some reason, but I loved it!!
My crossfit buddies know exactly what I need :) water bottles, funky lifting socks, compression socks, sweet cooking utensils, flowers, sports bras and even pretty jewelry, as all we girls do. I was beyond grateful!