Well, hello there folks!
Here we are celebrating another Monday of the Summer season.
Isn’t it crazy that we are at the end of August already?!
Like where has the time gone?!
I still wake up in the mornings thinking that we were just watching the 2021 ball drop in Times Square.
Anyhoo, I digress.
But before I begin, I must say that I’m sending good vibes, thoughts, and prayers to everyone involved with the Afghanistan crisis and also all of those who have been hit or are in the path of Hurricane Ida.
There has been a lot of turmoil recently in the world and it has really been challenging to keep positive thoughts alive on the daily.
Well, let’s get down to business.
I promise to not keep you long this week.
It will be short and sweet.
I’m officially a 34 year-old.
Say those words again.
Kind of just sits there after you say it…in an awkward silence of nothing-ness.
34 years on this Earth and hopefully many more to come.
I can’t begin to thank everyone who reached out via text, phone call, Facebook message, Facebook post, or whatever other social outlet available to give me well wishes this year.
The love and support I have from so many different individuals makes me both humble and grateful. I am incredibly lucky to have such amazing people in my life (both family and friends) supporting me through thick and thin with undying and overflowing love no matter what the circumstance.
I wear the title and nickname of “Mr. Sunshine” very proudly throughout my daily life. I take it seriously and work hard to advocate for things that emulate the entities of love and kindness. I thrive on wanting to help others and will often do whatever I can in my power to make that happen. It’s how I was raised and how I will continue to live out all the remaining years of my life.
What is 34?
…falling asleep on the couch at 9pm and not having a care in the world.
…getting a second wind at the most random parts of the evening and cleaning the house with that extra energy.
…trying to balance careers, family, friends, and extra curricular activities without cutting corners and giving everything the time and attention they deserve.
…eating ice cream direct from the carton and loving every second.
…watching episodes of tv shows more than once and still laughing over and over.
…knowing that there are moments when you need to be alone without any communication to recharge.
…being emotional and crying over the littlest of things.
…knowing that it is ok to ask for help.
…trying to look inside your soul for your purpose in life.
…coloring outside the lines every once in awhile to go against the status quo.
…enjoying time with family every chance you get.
…laughing with friends who don’t judge you.
…figuring out who deserves to be in your life and those that need weeded out of it.
…waking up to the smell of coffee at 5:45am.
…cuddling in a blanket for comfort.
…being single and fabulous.
…sneaking in moments of cuddling with puppies whenever time allows.
…trying to change the world with one small act of kindness each day.
…working to inspire others to bring light to the world.
…singing your favorite tunes in the car as loud as possible.
…doing your best with what you’ve been given.
…crying at the romantic comedy movies that are corny.
…not knowing what the term “sleeping in” means.
…eating a whole pizza by yourself and not counting calories.
…enjoying Disney movies that make you feel like a child at heart.
…closing your eyes and taking a deep breath to reset.
…putting your feet up on the coffee table every night for a few moments to unwind.
…texting someone in your life to let them know you are thinking about them.
…appreciating sunsets and the beauty of Mother Nature.
…treating others with kindness…ALWAYS.
This. Is. 34.
Sprinkle sunshine always,