Whenever I think about how long my blog has been around, I get all giddy and goofy. I’ve been writing on this blog since 2006, and my former website launched in 2002. Wowza! I’ve documented a few birthdays here and there, but this one’s going to be a little bit different. I’m currently drinking my morning coffee (still in pajamas) with this sense of lightness and gratitude. I’m spending the day with my Mom, Godmother, and then my fiance, and just having an overall amazing weekend. Since I began practicing Yoga and meditation two years ago (and following some of Gabrielle Bernstein’s Kundalini meditations), I’ve been working hard on ridding my life of negativity and focusing on the positive. It’s not always easy; there are always situations or people who challenge me, and it is for this reason that on my 27th birthday I would like to share with you 27 things I’m grateful for…in no particular order.
1. Selfies; 2. Family, friends, Keith, and all of my blog pals; 3. Yoga; 4. Gabrielle Berntstein’s Kundalini Meditations; 5. Quinoa; 6. My very challenging students of the past semester; 7. New books; 8.Long, deep breaths; 9. Morning Coffee; 10. Pigeon Pose; 11. Spring scarves; 12. Honesty; 13. New windows; 14. Fresh, salt air; 15. Pens and paper; 16. Soft, wet grass under my flip flops; 17. My curls; 18. Organizational tools; 19. The sunshine in my bedroom window at 6 a.m; 20. Being within walking distance to the shoreline; 21. My home; 22. Lent and learning how to re-cook; 23. Ped socks for flats; 24. Fountain pens; 25. The ability to run; 26. My days and nights; 27. Life and where it takes me next.