I love that I got to spend my 30th birthday with my love and my mom and step-dad. My mom made my favorite cake - rainbow infused with candy sprinkles.
I also love that I'm 30 and feel comfortable with who I am and what I'm doing in life. I've done a lot of soul work, climbed a lot of personal mountains, and shed a lot of tears during my 20s. But I learned so much and am grateful for all the lessons.
There are more lessons to be learned and more soul work to do. Today is the official beginning of a major shift in my life. I resigned from my job three weeks ago and today is my first day of self-employment.
I woke up at 8:30, made coffee and biscuits, and got to work, which is actually more like play now. I finished my portfolio site and sent out letters of interest. I ran an errand (in the middle of the day!), exercised, and meditated. I dreamed about days like this six months ago. Who knew I would face my fears so soon.
I'm happy to be in this place, this place of movement and stillness and letting go. I'm happy to turn my palms toward the sky and say it is all yours. Create through me. I am happy to simply know that I am taken care of, regardless of whether or not I can buy organic food and fancy underwear. The important things are taken care of and that is enough.
I am so, so grateful to be in this moment - a sweet chime song playing, the evening sun shining through the prayer flags across my window, Freddy smothering me with dog kisses.
And it's not even 6 p.m.
This is what squeezing the juice out of every day means. We don't have to do some grand thing; we just have to sink into the details.