So we are finally in the month of November! To most, it means that the year is coming to the end and time for new beginnings. To others, the first of November marks the beginning of the holiday season…Christmas is just around the corner! (Don’t worry Thanksgiving, I’ll give you your moment before I put up my tree!)
But to me it means one thing…my birthday! Yep, I’m one of “those” people who have count downs to the last second! And that I bring it up in every passing conversation…”yeah…my birthday…oh and my birthday…” I know, so annoying! It’s the only day of the year that I want all eyes on me! Please queue the fireworks and the band, my birthday is here!
But then remember, I’m an introvert and also have social anxiety so big crowds of three or more (haha! this is true!) get me a little overwhelmed! So planning a party is a struggle between wanting to be super social and anxious or just avoiding it all together. Wow! For a person that loves to celebrate a birthday, I’m so complex! It’s just a date!
Yes, it is but to me it means more then that. When I was living in Oklahoma City with my mom and family, we would all get together and spend time together and celebrate my day (or anyone else’s day). It brought joy to me and I felt home.
Then I got married to the best person on earth and moved to Houston…no friends, no family, just me and my hubby. I felt alone and so sad because I didn’t have that group or people that I normally had when I was growing up. Also, my hubby isn’t the best of party planner but he has come a long way and has big shoes to fill (hi mom!).
So the past seven years I have felt alone and down and at times depressed on my birthday and wished I could just skip it. I actually dreaded that date! I wanted to stay in bed and just sleep the day away. Blah!
Now, you may be wondering, why am I writing about a birthday? It’s just a day and also, you’re an adult…that’s how they go now. Yes, I know I’m an adult and not expecting a Frozen themed birthday party (well, maybe😉), but what I’m trying to say is that I’m ready to celebrate a new chapter in my life. I want to celebrate my life and celebrate a day with my little family to enjoy the blessings that God has blessed me with!
I don’t want to live a life of loneliness and depression, but I want to live in it! I want to rejoice that God has given me purpose in my life and that He is slowly but surely unveiling it. I want to embrace all aspects of myself; the beautiful and broken. I am a daughter of Christ, so I will be celebrating His love for me!
Now to my lovely embroidered top! I love this outfit! When I see myself in this embroidered top, I see a women who is happy and excited to celebrate life! It is beautifully embroidered with floral details on the front and back side of the lower sleeve. I often like to pair tops that have pops of color with fun colorful jeans. The yellow pair of jeans are from LOFT’s summer collection but any jeans or pants will work great! I wore this sleeveless coatigan to still show off the details of the florals with also toning down the dark blue of the top. The booties are the piece de resistance! Give me anything scalloped and I’m a happy women! They make the outfit complete and give that extra pep in my step!
Thank you guys for reading along and joining me on this crazy journey called life! I’d love to hear from you guys about what are some of your favorite things to do for your birthday!
Talk to you guys soon!
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