Wow! I didn’t realize how long it’s been since I’ve last written a post. It started out with me just wanting to take a break from all forms of social media, and then when I brought myself back online I really wasn’t in the mood to write anything. I have been keeping up with the posts from my fellow SMCs. I’ve silently shared in the happy and the not so happy posts and you have all been in my thoughts and prayers…
There’s nothing new to report on the TTC front. And other than being super busy at work, there hasn’t been much else to report. Lately, I haven’t been in the mood to do anything but lay on my couch and watch movies. I’m not a winter person, and the cold weather just makes me want to hibernate. I have been perfectly content with doing nothing but I realized that I haven’t really done anything special for myself in a very long time. All of my money and time (both emotional and physical time) was spent on TTC that I neglected me.
So for the last couple of weeks I decided that I needed to change that. I went out and bought myself some new outfits and a new purse. It felt good to treat myself for a change and not worry about trying to save money.
Saturday was my birthday and I was so not looking forward to it. I looked at it as just a day to highlight what I have not achieved by the age of 39 and didn’t want to do anything to celebrate it. But I realized that that was the wrong way to look at it and I’m glad I changed my mind. I started the day by having brunch with my friend B, who I always love hanging out with, and my other friend E. We went to a place that serves fried chicken and doughnuts. How could you go wrong with that?! We had a great time eating our fried treats. After brunch, I met up with my mom, brother, niece and nephew and we took a road trip to my hometown — New York City. The four hour drive there was filled with nothing but laughter.
My niece and nephew absolutely love NYC and couldn’t wait to get to Times Square and walk around in the bright lights. We walked around for a bit, grabbed something to eat, and then walked over to see the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. I haven’t been to see the tree in such a long time and forgot how huge it is. It was beautiful. After walking around for a little while longer, we went to check into the hotel and called it a night. The next morning we got up and had breakfast and surprised the kids by taking them to FAO Schwartz for a little toy shopping. They loved it! I then took myself to Tiffany & Co. for a birthday present for myself, and I felt just like the kids while they were in the toy store — happy! I didn’t even hesitate when I had to pay for it. It felt great to celebrate me!
Spending time this weekend with the people that are important to me made me forget about what I don’t have and focus on what I do have. I may not have a baby yet, but I do have the love of family and friends. And for that I am grateful! As I sit here typing this post, I’m looking over at the beautiful roses my parents gave me for my birthday, and smelling the fragrance that has filled the air. I am reminded that you should always make time to smell the roses and treat yourself right! Looking forward to what this next year brings… 🙂