So this was the 2nd celebration I’ve had in New York for my birthday. Wow. I actually live here you guys. It still surprises me. And I just had my 2nd birthday here? Like, what? I live in one of the greatest cities in the world and I’m still alive. Pretty cool.
Anyways, I’m older. I tried to feel indifferent about it but have been unsuccessful. Getting older sucks when you don’t have everything in place although I feel very blessed and super grateful for my life thus far and all the people in it. I would say I’m lucky but I do put in effort for those I love so I’m realizing it’s okay to acknowledge that and to feel special.
The celebration kicked off when these very lovely ladies surprised me for dinner. I was really surprised and it was super sweet. I. It was an emotional night I may have cried…
Work even gave me a bottle of vino which was a great way to kick off the weekend since I was going wine tasting out in Long Island on Saturday. Wine tasting is one of my favorite things to do, especially with a big group. I love being outdoors and seeing the pretty vineyards and drinking delectable wine.
On Sunday I had a very boozy brunch with an even boozier day turning into a pretty boozy night.
I had my actual birthday off for Columbus day and I tried very hard to spend it doing nothing but relaxing guilt free. It was Huxley’s pupdoptiversary so we celebrated him as well. I took him to the dog park and gave him a bath so he was nice and pretty and treated him to his own birthday cookie, candle and all.
Then that night had dinner with one of my favorites at Benihana’s. I don’t care what anyone says I love that chain restaurant so freaking much.
It was a perfect weekend and I was showered with so much love and happy wishes that warmed my heart. I was never one to make a big deal of my birthday. Now I’m starting to feel like each year that passes should be celebrated. If not for simply being alive; but also because each year is filled with wonderful experiences with people I love. That and every once in a while it’s nice to feel heard and appreciated.
Thank you. Life is good. – xx