As of tomorrow, we are about to approach my birthday month. No, I’m not one of those people that thinks I get a whole month to celebrate my birthday. I’m the opposite. I have serious BIRTHDAY ANXIETY. I’m not going to pretend to be a person that doesn’t like attention because that would be a huge lie. However, I get freaked out by birthday attention. There is this pressure that people have to celebrate me just for being born!
Well, this year is an especially big birthday. I’m not going to write the number because I still look and feel pretty freakin young. One day, I hope to be that sixty year old trying to bust moves on the dance floor… Despite all of my birthday anxiety, however, I have to say that I’m really at a great place in my life to bring on this birthday. In honor of my birthday, I wanted to share three of the biggest lessons I’ve learned so far.
1) Be open-minded. When I think of this lesson, I always think of the time I spent casting high-school shows. It was very often the shy kids that no one believed in that would get up on stage and make audiences cry. Allow people and opportunities to surprise you.
2) Love unconditionally. I’m obviously pretty preachy about self-love. So, do that first and REALLY believe in yourself. We’re all human so it’s not always easy, but we can’t expect others to believe in us when we don’t believe in ourselves. I think that love is the most important thing in the world, so after that, love the people in your life. Sometimes love means being really honest about something that is bothering you. Sometimes it’s about fully listening when people talk to you. Sometimes, we all lose our way, so don’t forget to love people when they forget how to love themselves.
3) Follow your heart. I have learned that everyone has ideas and that people love to give advice (kind of like what I’m doing right now). However, I’ve also learned that some advice will be super-helpful and some just won’t be right for you. It’s like food shopping…you can’t just buy every single food in the grocery store! I have spent the past year and a half FINALLY following my own heart. Even though it’s been terrifying, I’m so excited that I finally got the courage to make something that lights me up.
Speaking of following your heart, I have some not-so funky news. I will not be posting any Funky Friday blogs or episodes in March. I’m about to take some huge leaps with my project and I don’t want to burn the candle at both ends. Also, I want to admit when something isn’t working. I want to make a lot of changes in my blog and youtube channel, so when I return in April, it will be much funkier!! I can’t wait to share all of these updates with you. As always, thank you so much for reading and have a wonderful March.
Have a Funky Friday!!!
1 thought on “A Big Birthday”
Happy B – day J.P. <3 u