It's My Birthday!
I've always gotten excited about my birthday. On my 5th birthday, according to my mom, I was eating breakfast at the table when I stood up in my chair threw my arms up in the air and yelled, "IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!" I have pictures of me doing pretty much the same thing on my 21st birthday and not a whole lot has changed since then.
Today I'm 41. And I scared my dog when I threw my arms up in the air and yelled, "IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!" as soon as I woke up.
I love my birthday because it's a fresh start. One that's unique to me.
Unlike the New Year, a birthday fresh start doesn't come with all of the societal messaging and pressure. It's a chance for me to set my goals, intentions and dreams for the next year. I can also look at what I've learned since my last birthday and how I've grown wiser.