Another Year

Another year has passed and my birthday was extra special this year. My husband gave me such wonderful and thoughtful gifts. And to top it all off, he had a custom made cake made for me.

It features my favourite design I have published. When the cake came out I was thinking oh that looks like my octopus doll! I wonder who else shares a birthday with me. 🤣

The detailing on the octopus is absolute amazing. I recommend Oookie Cookie to anyone looking for a special cake for a special occasion.

I got to spend almost the entire month with loved ones and a lot of friends spoiled me with gifts and food. Thank you friends.

My very dear friend Aki sent a giant package filled with beautifully wrapped gifts. She is always so thoughtful and so kind. She even included something for her god son.

Thank you everyone for making me feel so loved. I feel it. I really do. Every birthday gets better and better. And every year I grow into my own and have better understandings of friendships.

I used to hold so much (unrealistic) expectations from my friends. And it wasn’t fair to them (and to me). And I feel that I have grown so much as a person in the last few years. In return, my precious friendships have grown exponentially. At the same time, I have learned not all relationships are healthy and I shouldn’t feel guilt for letting some of those go.

I think knowing who your real friends and concentrating on them has been a huge game changer for me. I used to feel so down when some friends kept making me feel bad. Why did I let them make me feel so terrible? So I’ve begun to slowly let them go. Focus on the people who project love and most importantly kindness. It’s really changed my life.

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I leave you with this sparkly creme brûlée that I had on my birthday. May we continue to learn to be better every day. With lots of love I thank you for your friendships.

To those who have reached out from all around the world… people I know and don’t know. Thank you so much again. How lovely are you to take time for little old me to make my day a great one. ❤️

Have a beautiful rest of June.

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