Feeling Celebrated

Nearly the only negative part of my cruise experience was the 30 hour trek back home.

5 cities, 4 states, three layovers, 2 minute naps and a partridge in a pear tree. That’s what it took me to get home.

But, bleary-eyed and not sure what time zone I lived in, I walked into this:

IMG_1944 Birthday Birthday

The cruise theme (and the endless food!) continued! I have made it a point to celebrate this year. I even wrote a series of celebratory posts over the course of the spring. I’ve come to realize that we don’t celebrate enough. For me, this is a symptom of a deeper problem. I am driven; I love achievements and after accomplishing one goal, instead of stopping to reflect with gratitude, I immediately push forward to the next bigger, harder task. I need to celebrate. I need help to celebrate! I am thankful for roommates who celebrate well in thoughtful and simple ways. Decorations, cakes, and driving me to pick up my free birthday food. We took a moment together to reflect on my year and look forward to the one ahead.

IMG_1952 IMG_1950 Bazinga cake

Even though my mind was not in the correct time zone, and can’t tell you everything that happened that day, I do remember feeling celebrated! That alone made it a wonderful birthday!

What do you need to take time to reflect upon? What makes you feel celebrated?

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