A Birthday Declaration

macarons lined up in shades of pink, purple, green, and tan

My birthday is a week away, and I’ve come to some conclusions.  Maybe wisdom comes with age?  Maybe it’s just a result of my TILT posts and thinking about all there is to be grateful for in my life?  But, in the past (as I’ve blogged about here before) my birthday has been a bittersweet occasion for me.  It just sometimes felt overlooked, sometimes felt disappointing, sometimes was filled with tears.  And the past couple of years, I’ve tried to “manage” my birthday in an effort to do some damage control.  But, I’ve realized that the only person who has control over how my birthday turns out is me.  So, after coming to the conclusion that birthdays are meant to be celebrated, I’ve decided to do just that.  So this little post is just a shout out to the universe that I’ve made a little promise to myself that my birthday is a precious thing and should be celebrated as such.

So there should be champagne (in coupe glasses, of course).

coupe champagne glass with a bottle of champagne in the background

There should be a lovely, elegant dress.

woman in a flowing ethereal white dress looking out a window of a very Parisian looking room with aqua doors and curtains

There should, naturally, be nail polish.  I’m currently coveting this Chanel Diwali.

Chanel nail polish bottle in the color Diwali which is a gold shimmer

There should be delicious food.  I’ve requested pink pancakes from Eric.  Just because I can.

stack of pink pancakes with whipped cream on top and strawberries next to it on a black and white checked plate

And so, from this point forward, my birthday shall be celebrated in Marie Antoinette style.  Because above all else, birthdays should be fun, shouldn’t they?

scene from the movie Marie Antoinette with a fantastical candy confection and sparklers amidst a party

Oh and sparklers, I definitely need sparklers!

2 thoughts on “A Birthday Declaration”

  1. Yay! Have yourself a wonderful birthday! Sometimes you just have to take matters into your own hands and have yourself a ball. No birthday is complete without some bubbles and sweets. 🙂

  2. Yes… birthdays should be celebrated and should be fun. You are going to have the best birthday celebrations this year and in years to come.

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