Birthdays Shmirthdays?

Happy Birthday to me!

Happy birthday to all the other Scorpios out there!  My birthday is pretty much my favorite day of the year.  I believe acquiring another year of life is a grand achievement worthy of celebration.  This year, however, I came upon one of those numbers with a “5” in it.  You know, halfway through a decade.  Which basically means I’m closer to the other end of the spectrum.  It jarred me a little, I have to admit.  What was that about?

I realized that the last five years have whizzed by.  Yes, I got a Masters degree, and yes, I started my own business, but I’m still wondering… what have I been doing?  Have I really been living?  Or is time just passing me by?  I realized that I needed to do a more in depth analysis.

I think birthdays are a perfect opportunity for reflection.  Every year I do a small inventory of where I’ve been and where I would like to go.  This year felt like I needed to dig a little deeper.  Fortunately, there was a New Moon a few days before the Big Day, so I did a little ceremony.

I decided to look at the past five years and shine a light on what I considered to be my wins and my failures.  Here are a few questions that started the process:

Where have I been great?

Where could I be better?

Is there anything I’m hanging onto that I need to let go of?

What am I grateful for?

What’s the highest possibility for my life?

At the end of the exercise, I felt completely alive.  Ready to take on the next five years with reckless abandon.  I am excited for life, wherever it might lead me.

So, birthdays shmirthdays? No way Jose.  Still the best day ever.

Photo courtesy of Rob J Brooks.


About CarmenMargazi

I am an acupuncturist, reiki and NET practitioner in the Los Angeles area. I look forward to supporting your wellness journey.
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4 Responses to Birthdays Shmirthdays?

  1. abby says:

    best. post. ever.


  2. J says:

    Happy Birthday! Definitely a cause for celebration! One more year of you blessing us with your presence – score 🙂 xo


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