2020 has been difficult in unprecedented ways. The stress of the global pandemic is something we wake up to every morning and go to sleep with every night, day after day. It’s hard to stay positive and upbeat when there is much sadness, disappointment, and hardship in the world.
The only way out is through. For me, this means taking it one day at a time, and being extra grateful at the end of each day. I try to make the most of what we have, enjoy small pleasures, make a positive difference in the lives of loved ones, and help others stay upbeat. As an innately impatient person who likes to plan and be in control, I’m learning to be more patient and flexible.
On this milestone birthday I am celebrating another year on planet Earth with my favourite person Greg, and favourite doggy Sam. I appreciate the good things in my life that make me happy, and the bad things in life that make me stronger, wiser, and more empathetic. I strive to be a better person, and reflect more and more on what that means, and how I can achieve it.
I continue to have fun with fashion and style because it’s stress-relieving, social, and a creative outlet. I rise above the thought that looking older is the enemy, because I can’t stop the aging process. It’s going to happen, so I might as well embrace it and celebrate the journey. Now, more than ever, I want to go to sleep with a clear conscience, and wake up choosing joy.
Our original plans for celebrating my birthday were cancelled, and will be rescheduled when things are less uncertain. Instead, the three of us are doing some fun things in and around Seattle, with social distancing always top of mind. In particular, lots of nice walks outdoors in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
We’re taking tomorrow off and there won’t be a blog post.