I’ve started to realize something… birthdays are weird. The strangest part about a birthday is the fact that everyone is totally focused on you. I, for one, am not someone who loves the spotlight. I am a terrible public speaker, I only feel comfortable letting my sister take my photos, and feel completely awkward when a room full of people have all eyes on me while singing “Happy Birthday.”
But through the strangeness there is something so interesting about birthdays. I’ve realized that while it’s a day when everyone is thinking about you, all you are really thinking about is them.
Yesterday, it was so apparent how much love and support I have in my life. It’s very rare that in just one day you connect with everyone you love in one way or another. Whether it was a call from family, a big hug from one of my girlfriends, a sweet text message from an old friend, or even a simple Facebook notification – I realize just how many special people I’m surrounded by.
I am so grateful for Octobers. I know that I don’t always remember to appreciate the people I have in my life, but for at least one day, I am reminded how truly fortunate I am and remember to be thankful.
Thank you so much for reading my blog – I appreciate it more than you know! xx