Today I turn 38 years old! It’s been a great day. I realize that what makes this day so full of birthday flair: I know what I love and who I am. It’s taken a long time to get here.
I love being older and knowing that I love coffee, long stretches of writing with a candle lit, extravagant perfume, fuzzy slippers, and Thai food for dinner. I love that when someone asks, “What can I do for you?” I know the answer. I used to not know. I used to feel guilty if I expressed what I really wanted.
Early this morning, a friend texts and asks me for my exact coffee order–exactly what I want. I almost texted back, “I’ll take anything, you decide.” Why would I do this? No more! I know what I want! Why hold back ?
Now–this year especially–I know what I want. Today, I want time to write, beautiful scents around me and on me, comfortable shoes, and someone to make dinner.
I love today.