I don’t generally go in for making New Year’s Resolutions. It’s just too much pressure on an already important day for me. See, my birthday is January 1. Which, actually, is pretty freakin’ cool. Every year, I get to have a huge party, and it’s pretty rare that folks forget my birthday.
But birthdays are already a bit stressful. It’s a time where we are naturally inclined to self-reflection and goal-setting. Add to that the whole end-of-year thing, and that’s just too much.
That said, I do give myself a “gift” every year. It’s a pretty turquoise Tiffany’s box with a white ribbon. Inside the box are my wishes for myself for the coming year, written on colorful scraps of paper.
I keep it on the shelf in my bedroom, with my little jewelry cases, pretty jars, and my tiara.
When I’m feeling a bit low, I like to open it and remind myself of what I’m working for.
It’s a nice reminder when life gets a bit hectic and busy.
What do you do for your birthday? Anything special?