Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Happy Birthday to me! #31

Again a year has flown by and it is time for my Birthday again. 45 years I am today... (deep swallow ;-)

A beautiful bracelet I got from my friends with glass from Ghana, Ebony, Brass & Bone from Kenya and Brass and Bronze from Mali. A true African memory to keep forever!! Accompanied by a handmade card.

I am not so sure if I am happy or not about it... well, as long as you can celebrate your birthday it means you are alive to celebrate it... so that is GOOD!

But the fact that your body gets older... well, I am not so happy about that part.

So mixed feelings here, I can tell you that I was WAY more excited about my birthday when I was still in the single and early double digits :-)

But at least everybody around me is also aging, and I am not the only one ;-)

Last weekend we already celebrated with a few friends my Bday and went out to a cool restaurant named Orient in Melrose Arch. We had a great evening, hired a taxi van and spent a fun evening with 5 couples. These happenings are fun and this morning I got spoiled by Dirk and the girls, and there is even more to come. So celebrations enough... that's not it..

BUT... and I might be in a bit of a contemplating mood but Bdays don't make me that happy anymore even with all the celebrations going on. I am starting to understand why older people feel that way and don't want the fuss or gifts for their Bday.

I am starting to feel that way too. It is just another day... only it remembers me on numerous occasions during that day via the FB and email messages that I am getting older.

Dirk always surprises me with a huge bouquet of flowers :-)

I got some tickets to the Phantom of the Opera from the girls, which includes tickets for them as well :-) and this cookbook, the BIBLE of South East Asian food. This is the BEST book you can have if you are interested in Asian food, which I am :-) No pictures, just the BEST and most AUTHENTIC recipes you can find!! ME = HAPPY!!

Even more on my Bday I have to think about the rest of my life and what is still coming. And I hope lot of fun things, exciting stuff to experience, lots of traveling still ahead of me, all the good things that are awaiting me which is fun and exhilarating but then I need to make some changes. (I am telling myself!)

I am not taking care well of my body, I need to loose weight, I need to exercise more frequently, since now I do it on and off, and more off than on. So my good intentions for this year is changing my body, mind and soul to a healthier version of me, so I can enjoy all the exciting stuff that I still want to do for the next 45 years... at least, since I am planning to become really old! LOL

So I am telling you this, to make myself accountable. To keep myself on track. Not only did I make a resolution to blog each day of this year (which so far I have done), I am also going to transform my body.

Well... there I have said it out loud, so NOW I have to do it. Not only needs my body on the outside a change I need to take care of the insides too! That is another thing I am going to work on. I need to address my problems I have with my endometriosis, my hormone levels that are out of whack..

so 2012 will be a year full of body and soul renovation!!

Watch this space and keep yourself updated on my progress... and above all... wish me luck!!

Mireille xx


D Bomba said...
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D Bomba said...

Happy birthday enjoy every moment u wish.

Miss Footloose said...

Van harte gefeliciteerd! Just remember, you're not getting older, you're getting better!

Maci Miller said...

Wishing you a fabulous birthday and another year of fun, love, and adventure! Good luck with your goals! You are one of the most amazing, courageous women I know. I know you can do whatever you set your mind to! :-)

plantagenet said...

Happy Birthday, dear friend. I think a birthday is always good to reflect on many things. I am sure you will be quite good to get yourself a new shape inside and outside!!! You always have been courageous and thoughtful and now its time to do things even though they're not easy!! You will be in my thoughts and I cross fingers all will go well!!!

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday, Mireille! That bracelet is absolutely fabulous! I love it!!! Hope your day was wonderful. Welcome to 45...I only have 6 more months left here before I move on!

Isis Natel said...

Mireille! My dear! I thought of you all day yesterday, even commented with colegues at lunch that it was your Bday and... of course, when I got home, I forgot... But here it goes: Verry happy new year to you! Yes, getting older might not be fun at our age like it was when we were younger, because we are not getting prettier, but there´s always a bright side: we are getting wiser, calmer, richer (?), and we just neet to take (real) care about our health and things will be just fine! If not better! Yes better! If we keep young at heart and soul, than we just can still do whatever we want but with a better point of view of it all. Just promisse me: you´ll take care of your health not try to get thinner anyhow, and I´ll be here supporting you! Love, Isis.

Mireille said...

Thanks for all your nice wishes and positive comments!! I love you all!!


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