So as you should know especially if you are a follower of mine is that my birthday I call it Toibration. First of all I love my name, hence the blog name. Two I love to celebrate things and let me tell you why. I used to be a bona-fide Debbie Downer. I am talking about the kind of woman where you could say something so super simple and I would find a way to make it into a bad thing. Who wants to me around that negative energy? NOT ME! So I had to grow. I had to change but I had to change not because of the people around me wanted me to but because I saw value in changing for myself
So now that I have adjusted my inner being, I find the good in a lot. Let’s not get it twisted I still don’t like some stuff and am vocal when necessary but for the most part everyday is a real blessing and I try to focus on that. I am a twin which means I have a birthday partner for life. However another thing about sharing is learning to also make space for yourself. So with that being said Toibration was made when I turned 30. Everyone makes it like this huge celebration for your 30s but by then I was on baby number 2, engaged, and just overwhelmed. HOWEVER I realized how blessed I was to be one above ground, and two surrounded by so much love.
During Toibration I indulge in the things that make me happy. It could be as simple as a few hours at a book store which sounds boring but for me it’s not. I can get lost in my own world and prior to having my kids I would escape there often. Now I do it but in way smaller doses. It could be a trip to a local coffee shop. I may indulge in a few treats well a lot of treats but I may have to curtail that until the latter part of the celebration as I am still training and getting ready for the Broad Street Run.
Also my birthday runs into Mother’s Day. I was actually born on Mothers day in 1981 and ever so often it falls on it. Yay but I do like separate items for each. I do not like it pushed together. Thankfully my husband has been super great since the time we met in 1999 not to forget that.
Here are a few of the things I would love or would like to have or do during Toibration/Mother’s Day:
- Day to myself to do my own thing
- Uninterrupted time at Target-those who shop there know what I mean
- Go to the Movies
- Good non dairy ice cream
- Moscato-I love my wines usually white or sparkling of any kind will do
- New wine glasses-I said I love my wines
- Shopping at Sephora, Mac, or even just at the local mall to get whatever I want
- Balloons-I think they are super fun
- In lieu of cake, a great fruit salad or a super decadent cupcake
- A nap
- A good meal at a restaurant
- Gummi Bears-Haribo are my favorite brand judge me
- New Journal-you can never have two many I carry one on me at ALL times trust me
- Statement t-shirts
- Scents-whether candles, bubbles bath, soaps, etc
So as you can see my list is about things that either feed back into my spirit a lot of the items are already a part of my self-care regiment or things that make me smile to no end. So I hope you have your own way of celebrating yourself. I know that some people dread getting another year older but I will be 37 Lord’s will and I embrace it in the most fun and laid back way!