I would never expect in a billion years to celebrate my birthday in quarantine and especially without any of my friends! As a party lover, I enjoy hosting a party yearly. My birthday celebration is an excuse to get all my close friends together and have quality time drinking, eating, and watching a lot of trash video clips by the end of the party. (I don’t even remember when this tradition started, but it’s hilarious). A few years back, my bestie was hosting the celebration at her apartment, but in the last two years, around 30 to 40 people cramped up in my small one-bedroom apartment. So I am turning 33 today, and it’s a party for one! Ok, two, me and my fiancé.
Reflecting on my 32nd year of life, I may say it was pretty legendary! I launched my blog, Studio Sophia, a dream since I was at uni, I visited one of the must-go dream island, the exotic Bali, and said ‘Yes! ‘to the most important question of a woman’s life……’ Will you marry me?’.
I got to rediscover my inner self and got a different perspective for minor things that were occupying my thoughts, bringing me down always. For this change of heart, a book I picked up from a bookshop helped me without really knowing that it could. Cleverly titled ‘ The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck’ by Mark Manson, was the best thing I read in a veeeeery long time. I can’t recommend it enough for people who feel stuck and trapped in their thoughts about human relations and general life. Another important factor was my strong return to physical fitness. I now realize that all the years I went without or with minimum effort were affecting my mood negatively. So cheers to me for getting back to my old positive self! 😛
Things I am looking forward during my 33rd year of life is to stay healthy, (especially during the year of COVID-19), have my wedding in early Autumn as planned (unless the virus decides to continue till then and everything to be replanned for next year….oh the horror), and start our family expansion…..A year ago, I would freeze just from the thought of having a kid thrown into the mix, but now I can confidently say I am ready!
So happy birthday to me! And saying it one more time while washing my hands… let’s keep that virus away…hurray! Cheers to a better or equally as fulfilling 33rd year of life!