They say age is just a number, but I was watching a show the other day that says otherwise, it is a 3-letter word. A word that scares the Jesus out of us sometimes. As we grow older, we become more conscious of time. We want to slow it down. We think about all the things we should have done, but never did. I was really depressed when I woke up last Thursday, June 25th. Turning 38 scared me for a moment. I could not stop thinking about the things that I was able to do when I was in my 20s. I thought about how easy it was, and how I was able to go wherever I wanted whenever I wanted to. I did not have to hire a babysitter or thinking twice about spending all the money on myself. But that Thursday, I forgot that I also wanted to get married and have children in my late 20s. Everything in life comes with a price. I always say that freedom is never free. I was able to pend all the money on myself because my mom had to work hard to pay for the mortgage. Now I am the one paying for the mortgage, with my husband, of course, so my children can enjoy what they think is free.
At 38 years old, I am doing exactly what I should be doing! I am exactly where I am supposed to be. I have exactly what God knows is best for me. If you are in your 20s and you are reading this post, you are doing exactly what you should be doing. May it be hanging out with friends, splurging on what makes you happy, taking college seriously while partying hard on weekends. That's exactly what you should be doing in your 20s. Because once you get married and start having children, you can only think about what was and leave it where it belongs, in the past.
Now I am looking forward to my children going to college, living their own lives away from my basement, and enjoying the rest of my life. Mama is not going to have a 35-year-old living in her basement! Lol
There is something about my birthday that makes me want to wear pink. I kept the look simple and let the bag do all the talking. She is loud, isn't she?
My husband made me laugh so hard while taking those pictures, I could only find a few good ones where I was not drooling or holding my stomach with both hands. Now you know why my son is the one always taking my pictures. I cannot believe he can still make me laugh so hard after being together for 12 years. Check out exhibit A below.
A 3-course meal at Olive Garden
Birthday present to myself
I am becoming slightly addicted to ideel.com
If you are into beautiful clothes & shoes and don't want to break the bank, you have to check them out. They have designer clothes and shoes at up to 90% OFF sometimes. You have to check often because they go fast. These stiletto pumps by Charles Jourdan are $155 originally, but I paid $28.62. That's with tax and free shipping. They were on sale for $29.99, but I got a 10% off discount because it was my first purchase. I also bought 2 dresses on eShakti.com for my birthday. I am waiting for them to arrive. I had a wonderful birthday!!
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO CELEBRATED WITH ME ON INSTAGRAM and my other social media platforms. Thanks to my sister who bought the best cake from Publix and did not forget the wine:-) Special thanks to those who stopped by the blog to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You guys are good friends!