On My 34th Birthday…

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My birthday last year.


Capping off a great birthday. Yay 33! #birthday . . . . #Repost @daveunderground with @repostapp ・・・ Happy birthday my love!

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I’m not going to lie, I’ve been feeling a little melancholy lately. Not depressed, but just… meh. It’s not because I’m turning 34, but I’ve just felt kind of blah overall. Motivation is lacking, I have little to no energy to get things done…. I WANT do to stuff, go out, check things off my list, but when it comes down to it, the drive just isn’t there.

So, on my 34th birthday, I want to set some purpose for myself. Get back to who I can be and who I want to be.

I want to say yes more.

I also want to say no more.

I want to get my conch pierced, and get my tragus pierced.

I want to do SOMETHING to treat my body better. Eat better, put my body to use more instead of finding my way to the couch as often as I do. Stand up more at work (literally, stand up – I sit all day), take walks, be active.

I want to be more present and not live in the what-ifs. 

I want to work on being more patient and kind.

I’ve been learning when to hold back and bite my tongue and I want to keep that going. Sometimes I just let whatever is on my mind slip out, without thought to who it may hurt or offend.

I want to be a better friend.

I want to stop Instagram and social media from making me feel inadequate.

I want to stop and appreciate every day. Earlier this year my uncle’s sister was suddenly killed in a car crash. During the funeral, the rabbi said something that stuck with me. How basically we are thankful for all of these things that happen in our lives, but do we say thank you when we wake up each morning, just being thankful for being alive?

I want to do more.

I want to do less.

I want to pick up and go.

I want to vacation more and not feel like I am letting people down or running away from responsibilities.

I want to write in my journal. 

I want to learn sign language.

I want to be me.


Here’s to 34… may it be as good as 33 was, and even better. No expectations, no regrets. JUST BE.


  1. I love this post & these intentions. Happy 34th!
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  2. Happy birthday!!
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  3. Happy birthday girl! I hope it was a good one!
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  4. Happy belated birthday… it sounds like you have solid plans for 34 🙂
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