My birthday was last week. Although I’m not a big birthday person, most of the time they’re okay. This year though that wasn’t the case. It made me think about what I’ve done the last year, as well as what’s happened since my last birthday. There have definitely been some good things like deciding to go back to school, but there’s also been some tough stuff too, some really hard situations.

Birthday November 14 2013

The day of my birthday wasn’t too exciting, I worked during the day, had dinner with most of the family (my brother was on vacation in Vegas), and had a physio appointment that evening. I have to be at work at 5:15 am, so I’m still the only one up when I leave the house. When I went to leave I found this sign at the door from my dad.

Birthday Card November 14 2013

I got the above birthday card in the mail. It’s from a really good friend. Her 4 year old daughter drew me a picture in it. It’s quite possibly one of the best cards I’ve ever gotten. It makes me smile every time I look at it.

I guess I’m feeling kind of sad looking back over the last year. Lots of good things have happened, but so have a lot of bad things. It’s tough going from one hard situation to the next, right after each other. I feel worn out. I think this is going to be the year of taking care of myself. I’ll still be there for my family and friends, but I’m going to take some time out for some self-care too. More than I have been.

What do you do to cheer yourself up?

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