“New Year” has always held a double meaning for me. You see, my birthday is today so the idea of starting fresh and being given the gift of a new year is doubly significant for me. Today I am 28 years old. Wow. For some of you that may sound old but for most it probably still seems young. At least, I hope so. How do I feel about my age? Well, I think it feels right. I’m aware that I’m older than I was in college but I still feel very young and believe that the best of life is standing before me with open arms.
I took the day off as a gift to myself and I’m currently sitting in my robe and slippers and drinking coffee. It’s glorious.
Birthdays are a big deal to me. If you know me, you know this is true. I love throwing birthday parties for people. I’ve thrown many parties over the years and each one makes me just so happy. There’s something beautiful about birthdays. I love taking a whole day to bask and celebrate the life of one person. It brings me a ton of joy.
Today’s my day and I couldn’t be happier. Last year was the best year of my marriage and the most valuable of my career to date. I literally changed my life last year. I left a job that was sucking the life out of me, I completely transformed the way I eat and respect my body and I learned to love more deeply and unconditionally than ever before.
Looking into this next year of my life and the New Year of 2013, I expect nothing less than greatness. I know beyond the shadow of a doubt that this year, the year 2013, my 28th year, will be extraordinary. And you know what? I’m so glad you’re here to join in this journey and share the year together.
May we settle for nothing and know that we can change anything this year. It’s the year of extraordinary, breathtaking, life-transforming things and we’ve only just begun.