Do you like your birthday?
Some people really dislike the idea of growing older; others treat their birthday like it’s a world-wide holiday. Either way the fact remains that another year has gone by. We fall somewhere in the middle, but November is always a fun month for us because we both get to celebrate our birthdays and then head right into the holiday season. But this year, having our “special days” amidst the final stages of our pre-trip preparations definitely brought a unique feeling.
We have so much going on that our upcoming trip has found its way into every part of our life. Instead of spending on birthday gifts and big parties, we limited gifts to gear needed for the trip and had small dinners with friends. We still had a great time, but it’s ironic because a major goal of our trip is to live in the moment. Right now we seem to be living very much in the future. This brings us back to the fact that every birthday simply marks another year, giving you the chance to reflect upon the last year of your life and ask yourself, “what am I going to do with the year in front of me?”
However you answer that question when your birthday comes around, we hope the answer is doing something that makes you happy with people you really love.