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GPOYW: 34 Edition*
Today I am 34.5 weeks pregnant and it is my 34th birthday. (Where does time go?)
This year has been a big one. I got married, got big promotion (which came with a big raise), got pregnant, traveled a lot, read a bunch of great books, was finally able to let go of some pretty heavy things and commit to my own personal growth and  taught myself to turn a pumpkin into muffins.  Not bad, huh?
Even with all the big life changes and crazy busy happenings I would still say that this past year also felt very peaceful and content. I’ve finally learned how to say no, move forward, forgive, and focus living the life that I want.  I have great group of friends, a supportive family, a solid marriage, a job that I love, and a comfy home. I am doing things on my own terms and I know how to (even if I don’t always practice it) block out the negative noise that can so easily bring me down and add chaos.  In other words, I’m taking care of myself and it feels great.
It was a really spectacular year. I’m happy. Probably the happiest I’ve ever been. I’m proud of who I am and the life I’m living and I’m over the top excited about everything this next year holds. 
*Blurry bathroom photo courtesy of the only other lady in the office today.  She walked in while I was taking this and I was too embarrassed to take another.  You know how it goes.

GPOYW: 34 Edition*

Today I am 34.5 weeks pregnant and it is my 34th birthday. (Where does time go?)

This year has been a big one. I got married, got big promotion (which came with a big raise), got pregnant, traveled a lot, read a bunch of great books, was finally able to let go of some pretty heavy things and commit to my own personal growth and  taught myself to turn a pumpkin into muffins.  Not bad, huh?

Even with all the big life changes and crazy busy happenings I would still say that this past year also felt very peaceful and content. I’ve finally learned how to say no, move forward, forgive, and focus living the life that I want.  I have great group of friends, a supportive family, a solid marriage, a job that I love, and a comfy home. I am doing things on my own terms and I know how to (even if I don’t always practice it) block out the negative noise that can so easily bring me down and add chaos.  In other words, I’m taking care of myself and it feels great.

It was a really spectacular year. I’m happy. Probably the happiest I’ve ever been. I’m proud of who I am and the life I’m living and I’m over the top excited about everything this next year holds. 

*Blurry bathroom photo courtesy of the only other lady in the office today.  She walked in while I was taking this and I was too embarrassed to take another.  You know how it goes.

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  2. losingwins said: happy birthday… even blurry, you look gorgeous!
  3. marisnotmelis said: Happy happy birthday!! Hope you had a great day
  4. jss said: Happy birthday!! Here’s hoping each year keeps getting better!!
  5. wanderlusternyc said: Happy birthday! Enjoy!!!
  6. subtlenights said: Happy Birthday and I’m so Happy that your life is so wonderful :)
  7. shimmyrock said: and you are killing it in the pregnancy beauty dept. *idol. all the best to you S!!