Last year I had a rather lousy birthday. My original plan was going out of town, but my friends convinced me to stay in the city and spend my birthday with them. The day came, I had a huge fight with my little sister and decided to cancel on my friends who were going to come to my house to have a small mojitos reunion. I ended up crying incessantly and my parents took me to the movies. Many things had to do with my small breakdown. Amongst other things, I was depressed because my boyfriend had left to France, didn’t know nothing about him, was sunk deeper than ever into bulimia, I wasn’t happy with my job, my weight or my life. “Another failed birthday” I thought.
This year I wanted things to be different. I do care about my birthday and do enjoy celebrating it in a way I can enjoy myself as much as possible. On previous occasions I didn’t accept that and when my ex boyfriend mentioned to me that birthdays aren’t that important because “you don’t get to choose the date you were born”, I got to think it was true. Well, maybe for him but not for me; I enjoy being pampered, celebrated, surrounded by my loved ones and receiving cakes, surprises and/or gifts.
I decided to start celebrating early this year. I also came to the conclusion that by celebrating with different groups of friends on different plans, I would enjoy more by spending quality time with each one.
Yesterday was my first celebration and it was AH-MAZING!, I had the best time and everything flowed harmoniously. It’s amazing how a great attitude and mindset can make a huge difference. I created my day by listening to upbeat, happy music, choosing positive thoughts and FLOW I N G. I didn’t buy a new outfit (as I always do for my birthdays), I couldn’t get rid of my fat rolls instantly and couldn’t control the fact that every person I invited would assist or would have a good time. What I could do was control my thoughts, assume that everything would flow and that I would have a blast, how could I not?! Well my friends, it worked because everything turned out to be just perfect.
The bar I originally wanted to go to required reservations 5 days in advance, so we ended up in the W Hotel bar and it turned out to be way better! The service was impeccable, the music was appropriate, the prices were reasonable and we even received a courtesy bowl of guacamole from the Hotel!
It’s amazing what a good mindset can do for you.