It’s snowing outside at the moment & photos this weekend are likely to be of the icy landscape, but giving a hint of the better weather to come I have a vase of bright yellow daffodils. They are so beautiful & I just love them, which is why my daughter Sarah bought me a bunch – she’s so thoughtful 🙂
Children tend to love tales of their parents’ or grandparents’ lives & she remembers the tale I told her about asking for a bunch of daffodils for my birthday when I was a child. That’s all I wanted, daffodils. I don’t know how difficult there were to obtain all those years ago in January, but with a child’s innocence, I wouldn’t have considered that. Nowadays, due to importation from hotter climes & forced growth under glass, we can buy any kind of flower all year round.
They are still a luxury to me & I really should buy more as a treat for myself. However, my husband considers all cut flowers as ‘dead’ because as soon as you cut them, they are dying 😦 So after years of not being bought flowers, nor feeling comfortable taking them home myself, it’s hard to remember to do so now.
There’s a story about Sarah’s request for a birthday present too. One year when she was little, all she wanted was a pretend birthday cake & a lollipop! She got them of course.
Well today’s post couldn’t be about anything else really as it’s my birthday 🙂
It’s not a milestone this year, but I’m not far off celebrating the big 50! I don’t feel my age at all, not mentally anyway – I know more
than I ever have & I’m still learning, especially keeping up-to-date with technology & social media. I’m big on self-development which is a
result of being in business for myself as I believe if I was still an employee, I doubt I’d have had the same opportunities to meet so many
fabulous people at networking meetings etc. & I wouldn’t have the same need for email marketing, to tweet or blog.
In my mind I’m still 29, an age when I was happy with my life, my decisions & super-confident in myself. I cannot remember really thinking before then either, whereas now I tend to over-think the consequences of everything & agonise about every decision, but that still doesn’t stop me making mistakes either! However, I live with them – they’ve made me who I am, I’ve learned from them & I refuse to dwell on the ‘what ifs’, ‘if onlys’, ‘should have’ or ‘shouldn’t haves’!
There’s lots need doing & many things I still want to do with my life, so before long, I’ll be making a list of what I’d like to achieve
this year. I fell in love with these colourful workbooks from Leonie Dawson & have made a start on creating my incredible life & business.
The Christmas decorations & cards have now been taken down freeing-up room for my Birthday cards & I’ve spoken to lots of my family &
friends today whilst this evening my son & his wife are coming to visit after they both finish work & I’ve promised to cook my favourite
lasagne. It’s been a good birthday 🙂