I rarely blog on my birthday – I have a schedule to blog every second Friday and so far, this year is the first year that my birthday falls on my blog day. And mocha cakes of all kinds are my preferred cake. (hint, hint…)
Normally, I make a huge deal on my kids’ birthdays and try to let mine go by without any fan fare. Not because I want to hide from the proof that every year is passing and I’m one year older. In truth, that part doesn’t matter to me. I’m not afraid of aging – besides I’m too busy to even notice most of the time.
And I rarely bought myself anything special to mark the day. My kids always did something for me and that was enough.
This year, I did something I’d been wanting to do for a long time and never could quite afford it. It’s more a business thing but as an author, I am a business person (really there is no choice anymore) and my birthday gift to myself this year was to hire a Virtual Assistant! YAY me. It wasn’t my birthday that alerted me that I needed to destress, take more downtime, and share the workload. These are things I’ve been trying to do for a long time. But there’s nothing like a birthday to make you sit down and see how you can justify something you really want.
Well I went and did just that. Now we’ll see how that wonderful-in-theory plan works in reality. lol
Wish me luck!
Besides that gift to myself, my kids are taking me out for lunch, we’ll be having special lattes on the beach, and barbecuing steaks and prawns for dinner. I hope to spend most of the day relaxing, but will most likely be pounding on a keyboard instead!
Except come evening…when I have a couple of bottles of wine waiting for just this occasion. Now is it my birthday I’ll be celebrating – or finally being sensible and getting some help???
What do you do on your birthday?