Sheréa VéJauan's Birthday Reflections: The Good Life

Do you eagerly anticipate your Birthday or do you hope your family and friends will forget? For some, the thought of turning another year older can cause more anxiety than excitement. The reasons for your individual reaction may vary, but these two are very common. The process of aging may make you uncomfortable, or you may feel dissatisfied with your current life situation.

One thing Covid taught me was to never take life for granted. Being able to see another year is a blessing, and I am thankful to be alive.

Each year is an opportunity to reflect on specific life challenges and develop a plan to overcome them. As a birthday gift to myself, I spend some time acknowledging and straightening my invisible crown.

Reflecting on my special day today, I realize it has taken me many years to be happy on my Birthday. In the past, I would spend more time planning how to make sure people forgot my Birthday so that I could not celebrate, but now I anticipate the guilt-free day of pampering.

In the weeks leading up to this day, I joined the gym (again). In addition, I began eating a plant-based diet. The goal I set for myself was to reach my ideal weight before my Birthday. The feeling of accomplishment and strength I feel even though I'm not even halfway there is very rewarding.

My goal over the next few months is to get into the best shape of my life. Last week, I put together my plan for looking, feeling, and pursuing my best self.

Due to my busy life, I decided to relax and pamper myself. Since Thursday evening, I have been locked in my house. I surrounded myself with flowers and candles that I love, and I bought some things on my wish list without feeling guilty.

Today, I dedicate myself to living the life God intended for me: the best life I can live. It was for this reason that I was created. I have decided to enjoy myself, my current situation, and the life God is preparing for me.

Happy 52nd Birthday to me!


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