On Sunday, I turned 29 years old. And no, I’m not really one of those people to be like “OMG I’M ALMOST 30 S.O.S”.
I’ve never been a HUGE birthday person. (I do, however, like to annoy my friends and family around my birthday.) But to be honest, I don’t really care about it. It’s just another year. With every birthday, I think about the year before. What I posted on here about my birthday. How I have changed. Basically just a moment of reflection. Last year, my birthday was weird for obvious reasons. I was at a very different point in life, we were still in the middle of a pandemic. But I knew I wanted to grow.
I think I did a lot of that. I grew tremendously in my role at Lou & Grey. I feel so comfortable with where I’m at. I absolutely LOVE what I do. LIKE. LOVE. Now that we can be in and out of the office, I feel like I’m really able to learn more when I’m surrounded by my team. I also wanted to make sure I continued to use my platform for social change. I voted for the very first time in November. I make sure to share facts whenever I can. I support causes that mean a lot to not only myself but also to others. I did a lot of personal growing. I moved into my own apartment. I learned what I certainly did not want in my life, and made decisions for myself. Once I allowed myself to come first, one of the most incredible human beings appeared in my life! And finally I wanted to grow my business — while that’s another story, I think I definitely have learned to connect more with those who are following me. The last year I’ve learned a lot about people who choose to read my posts or follow me on Instagram.
Overall 28 was a GREAT year. And I know 29 will be BETTER.
29 things that make me so happy
- MY NIECE WAS BORN ON MY BIRTHDAY — I mean I honestly should just stop here because OMG BYE!!!!
- Going back into the office
- Finding new places in my neighborhood
- Citi Biking around the city
- Taking the subway
- Making delicious iced coffees at home
- Getting my own apartment
- Decorating my apartment
- Cooking simple meals that taste so good
- Sushi date nights every weekend
- Starting a gratitude list every morning
- Finding new fun accounts to follow
- Starting therapy (more on that later!)
- Loving my job
- The vaccine/science (plz do your research!)
- Seeing my friends happy
- Doing small, thoughtful things for people
- Walks in Central Park
- Espresso Martinis
- The people on my team at work
- New clothes
- Happy texts
- When my parents stock my apartment with paper towels (LOL, but seriously)
- A good hair day
- Binge-worthy shows
- Awesome documentaries
- Going back to SoulCycle classes
- Random acts of kindess
- Connecting with strangers
While all of these things are so random, there’s something to be said about them. Reflecting on what makes you happy at a certain point in time is SO important, and it puts so much into perspective. And with that, I’m DEFINITELY looking forward to another good year.