birthday reflections

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Another year

Another checkpoint cleared

Another chance to peer into the past

And question where it all went right

And wrong

And all the parts of chapter 36

Can then be bound into the book

That makes my life a story worth

The time to read in peaceful lulls.

It was my birthday yesterday and I had a lovely day. I was at work for most of the day but I managed to get out to Nandos with my dad and Noah.

Bizarrely, neither of them had had a Nandos before. I’m not quite sure how they could have got through life without experiencing a lemon and herb chicken?

Anyway, that’s not the point of this post. The point is that I actually quite like birthdays. The idea of getting a year older is really pleasing to me. I have successfully navigated another 365 days and I think that is a beautiful thing.

I love to look back on all of the memories and all of the good and bad things that have shaped my year. We are often forced to only think of the bad things (watching the news does nothing to help this).

But despite the fact that we’ve all had to change our lives this year, I’ve actually done really well for myself. I’ve got onto my teacher training course and I’m working towards getting a job that I never thought possible a few years ago.

Life definitely has its crappy bits but I have so many good things going on and I can’t let go of that. And birthdays are the perfect time to really celebrate that.

I’m now beginning chapter 37 of my story and I think it’s shaping up to be quite the story. I’d definitely buy a copy if Waterstones decided to stock it.

Much Love

Rachel xx

14 thoughts on “birthday reflections

      1. Greg Dennison

        I see it that way too. Most people I know who aren’t math people don’t see it that way… I’ve explained this to many people on, for example, their 40th birthdays who say things like “I can’t wait to see what my 40th year has in store.” No, it’s your 41st year. I even knew someone turning 20 who said she was looking forward to starting her 2nd decade. I told her she was awfully mature for a 10-year-old.

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