Planning with Purpose

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I am a planner, or so that’s what I say. It might really just be a cover up for constantly worrying about the future. I’m not quite sure. I know I plan extremely far in advance. I mean, I usually have a good chunk of my Christmas shopping completed, or at least planned out, by mid November. There are times, though, I’ve asked myself if I was missing out on something. Would somehow I be happier or live a more fulfilling life if I was more spontaneous?

Planning for Now

Planning gives me some type of perceived control over things. To me, when things are planned out, time is optimized and overall it’s just a more productive outcome. You don’t sit around waiting for things to happen, you make them happen. Continue reading

Why I Love Your Birthday

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As I looked down at my hands and kitchen counter covered in icing and sprinkles as I decorated a cake for my boyfriend’s birthday this weekend, I realized that I really love other people’s birthdays. I love the finding the perfect presents, hanging the decorations, and baking their favorite cake. But really, I love making someone else feel special. I love letting them know “Hey, I’m glad you were born.”

Little Things

I know that a lot of people don’t like to make a big deal about their birthday, and I get that, I don’t either. I don’t think a birthday needs to be a huge bash for it to be a “good” birthday. But, by all means, if you like huge parties, then go for it. What I really like about birthdays is just being with the ones who matter most to you and enjoying their company and the day.

What I love about other people’s birthdays is doing little things for them. I think that putting thought and effort into something speaks much more powerfully than something done solely for extravagance.

A Little Sentimental

I honestly feel that I love my loved ones’ birthdays because it’s a chance for me to really let them know how much they mean to me. Even if I don’t get to see them, it’s a reminder to let them know how glad I am to be a part of their life and how lucky I am to know them. Birthdays signify a new year for them and always excites me to see what’s in store for their future and I love it.

Birthdays remind me that I’m surrounded by wonderful, genuine and amazing people and I love it.

Birthdays are an excuse to convey these mushy emotions in the form of a racetrack cake and I love it.