It's amazing what you miss when your head's in the sand. When you're too busy to even notice the change in weather, a new place opening or a friend taking a big leap. I can't tell you how many times I've heard the phrase (and said the phrase) "Life is about the journey, not the destination" or what about, "Life is what happens when you're not paying attention."
I've been a part of a lot, I've seen a lot, I've conducted a lot but I've also missed a lot. Being busy is definitely more of a curse than a blessing. Whomever said "Idle hands are the Devil's playground", definitely didn't know about siestas, happy hours and sunsets.
Today marks my 34th day on this planet and like all birthdays it's a day of pondering, reflection and contemplation. It's a day of acknowledging my growth and appreciating my journey to go. In 34 years I've lived many lives, many versions, many dramatic, comedic and melancholy scenes. I've traveled, I've lost, I've won and I've danced. I've had a life worthy of being a musical and as complex as an Oscar nominated film.
If my life were a country song - Miranda Lambert would sing it best and if it were a pop song - Pharrell all the way! This past year was filled with espressos, lattes and celebrated with cortados. New shoes, new friends, new Instagram followers. Mexico vacations, Moroccan aspirations and countless trips to LA and back.
I rekindled an old flame and woke up my inner goddess with my BUTI yoga obsession. I learned that after all I haven't learned anything at all.
So what does my soul want for my next 34 years, if I'm so fortunate? What do i see for my future - where do I want to soar? To be honest, I just want more time. I want to create time. I don't want to go back and I'm not interested on rushing ahead. I want to bathe in this moment here. I've had 34 years already and I know I haven't even begun to touch the surface.
I used to want to master it all but now I think I just want to master what it means to live. I want to enjoy this moment because it's the only time that exist and once it's gone it's gone.
Time. Time is the only thing that we can determine it's value. We decide with our actions (our yes and no's) the inflation and recession of it. Time. why is it that birthdays remind us how sweet time is?
So, with my coffee cup half empty but my heart beyond full. I thank you God for another birthday. I thank you for the lessons, for the losses, the gains and the truth. I thank you for the people you placed along my path to teach, inspire, to shine - to remind me of the bigger picture - the point of it all. I thank you for 34 amazing years of laughs, tears, triumphs and writing material. I thank you.
To another 34 - may you bring with you your A game and some punch, cause I'm not taking anything less.