The past probably 10 years I seriously disliked my birthday. Once a year it was this day of serious “evaluation”.
The day to look at my number of age and see, judge and measure everything I thought I needed to have accomplished by that age, everything I should possess or have experienced already, and to look at all the things I thought I should have but haven’t achieved yet.
Today, turning 34, I look in the mirror and all I see is everything I am right now and let me tell you: I am in love.
I see how far I have come, I see how much I have accomplished, I see that every day I am doing my best and I am becoming more and more the person I truly am and desire to be. What I also see is that I live exactly the life I want to live in this moment of time. And today and each other day of the year I celebrate myself for that choice.
Do I live the life society tells me I am supposed to live as a 34 year old European mid class woman?
Hmmm probably my life is everything but that...
But who wants to be fitting the norm society tells us is “average”? Don’t you want to be exceptional and extraordinary?
Who wants to be what everyone tells us we are supposed to be?
Don’t you want to be exactly what you feel you want to be and what’s your life’s calling?
I want to be exactly who I am, I want to live my life aligned to MY core values and I want to live up to MY truth.
I am the happiest, most fulfilled, most content I have ever been. I feel I am in the best emotional, mental, spiritual and physical shape of my life.
I am also often confused, uncertain and get impatient with myself. But you know what?
I LOVE and EMBRACE exactly that as well - it is also a part of me!
This is not me fishing for birthday wishes. This is me asking everyone who reads this massive post until the end,to please let’s just all take a moment celebrating ourselves and how awesome we are doing!
And let’s check all in TODAY whether we live the life we truly seek to live.
If yes - I celebrate you! If not - I still celebrate you, cause I am sure you do the best you can and yet I wish you find the strength within you to make the shift you desire.