It wasn't until my 30th birthday that I had this epiphany: If there is something I wish someone would give me for my birthday, that someone should be me.
I remember how mind-blowingly freeing this was. No, I don’t want a party. I wish I could spend the morning in a museum by myself.
I took the day off work, and I took myself to the museum. Anything and everything after that was happily received and gratefully accepted. I had already had the birthday celebration I wanted.
Well, thirty was ions ago. But I have kept this gift to self every year since. Sure, I could do this every day, but really- I wouldn't. Life and my obligations get in the way. However, every birthday Mirka gets something she really wants from herself.
I still float away every time I put them on.
And this year I made myself the yummiest cake-
^^^Chocolate Raspberry torte^^^. The cell phone in my hand was because I had to tell everyone about it.
And here I am doing it again.
Sorry you can’t try the cake. But try my gift to self on your next BD. You might be as happy, or at the very least you’d have gotten something you wanted.