This week I celebrate another birthday. I have always loved birthdays, whether mine or a friends, as they are the perfect excuse to stop saying “no” to the things you want and open another bottle of champagne! Most importantly, they are a chance to begin a new chapter while gleaning the wisdom from the last.
And so just as I do each October, I have been thinking about where I’ve come this last year, what I’ve accomplished and the hurdles I’ve made it over. But more importantly, I have been thinking a lot about how I picture my life one year from now.
My re-established effort to be inspired and live intentionally could not have come at a better time. I noticed recently that my spirits have entered a lull and I’m not as on-fire as I was before. But I’m tired of living with dampened spirits! And I miss feeling like the world is mine to conquer. With a clean slate for a new year, there is no better time to shape up and make the next 365 days the best ones yet!
So with Diptyque candlelight, a bottle of chilled Deutz Brut Rosé and a chocolate treat from Pierre Hermé (my favorite), I’m going to spend my birthday creating a vision board to shape my reality and a list of steps to reach my reignited goals – just as I did just over two years ago as a new graduate dreaming of returning to France and getting a masters degree in the Art Market (and here I am).
Oh hey, if I’m up early working on this, I can have my champagne with breakfast, right?
Image courtesy of Tiffany Harper.