Today is my birthday and if you ask me on a scale of 0 to 5 how excited I am, I'd go with a hmmm... (thinking as I type this...) lets say a 2.5...2.5...25..get it? yeah. no.
But why though?
So much has happened in this year, I can't even begin to explain. Literally from beginning to end there was a lot and today I honestly feel relieved because I was ready for 25 to end. I felt drained and ready for fresh start. Many great things happened this year but many not so great things happened as well and I just need to this new chapter to begin.
I don't have any elaborate birthday plans this year but I just had to get out of DC so I am spending my birthday in New York, a city that holds a special place in my heart - just being here is a treat within itself. Just the “aura” makes me feel good.
For my birthday this year I volunteered (yes, I traveled to New York and worked for free) as an Event Lead at the NYC Wine & Food Festival and it was honestly a great experience. For those that know me, they know that I LOVE Food Network and No Kid Hungry and seeing that I work in project management/logistics, receiving this opportunity to be an Event Lead for an event that I already love was a really big deal. I went as a guest last year and it was seriously a m a z i n g ! ! ! More info about the event can be found below:
"The NYCWFF has raised over $10.5 million to date to help fight hunger. 100% of the net proceeds benefit the Food Bank of New York City and the No Kid Hungry campaign. The event within itself spans over 4 days and allows guests to sip, swirl and savor world-class cuisine, wine and spirits served up by the industry’s finest and America’s most beloved television chefs all in support of the fight to end hunger."
The tickets toare a little steep so being able to find a way to attend again without having to pay as well as being able to add this opportunity onto my resume [ & make contacts] was a plus!
On a more personal note though...for this new year of life I am praying for stronger faith and remembrance of God's love to keep me going. At both my high and low points. My faith has been tested many times this year but even being here today with what I have (literally and figuratively) shows that God don't let up! I need to keep the faith.
I am feeling all of the love from family, friends and Facebook (haha) and I am really thankful to have such wonderful loving people in my life. I am really really excited to see what 26 has in store! More living in the moment and less worrying and stressing about the future or when things don’t go how I thought they would. Speaking the positivity and flourishment into existence from NOW!