Yep, today is my birthday. My daughters and son really surprised me with some nice gifts or as my daughter called them, tokens of their appreciation of having me as a mom. :)... Yeah, I couldn't hold back the tears on that one. And I must say...these are one of times I'm happy to have grown children with money of their own ;). No, I am deeply grateful for them all. My daughter noticed I was a little emotional all day and I was...still am actually. Not because of the gifts or acknowledgement from my children, but from being grateful for the growth in me. This day, well actually the last couple of weeks, have been spent on me reflecting on my life, hopes and anticipation of my future. I have put into action some things that I merely thought for a long time, such as attending trainings to sharpen my skills, decluttering my house and redecorating, eating more heathier, and starting this blog. I know I have not mentioned it, but I am a procrastinator. I will put things off and keep doing so for a long time... sometimes months and sometimes for years. I know there are many reasons for procrastinating, but for me I get caught up in it so long because I'm still actively busy doing things. My time is never without some type of action. For example, I've been wanting to start a blog for well over a year, but I kept putting it off even thought this was something I felt led to do. Instead, I focused on work and my nonprofit. Yes, those things are very important, but so is this blog and sharing my journey with others.
A Gift From Me To Me
My gift to myself is to hone my faith and my mindset. To focus on things and people who are important in my life and support me in moving forward in the journey. I'm taking it one day at a time and not overwhelm myself rushing the process. When I rush it, it causes me to procrastinate when I don't see the progress I want. Through my faith, I believe everything has timing and I keep hope in that everything will come as it is suppose to as long as I actively do my part. So, faith, new mindset and patience are my gifts to myself this year.