The last couple of months, I've been healthy solely on an external basis. While I was chompin' on leaves and swimming laps to keep my heart rate up, I let my stress level sky rocket to a breaking point. Without getting into too much details, I hit a limit, in more ways than one. It's really a slippery slope, and I only write this as a brief cautionary tale. It's really hard to see where you're at, mentally, when you're in the midst of things.
I didn't even want to celebrate my birthday, but luckily, I had people in my life who did for me. After feeling celebrated, I've realized how much I've missed out in the last months by not taking a break. Now, I actually feel my age and feel good and feel like I'm slowly becoming entirely healthy.
SO. On to more photo-centric less-serious things. Here's how my birthday went:
I usually celebrate my birthday in 3 portions. Once with a grand-ol' dinner with my family, once with people from all over that I enjoy very much, and once with my very close friends. This year, it started out with my social sister, adding my birthday on to her graduation party as a reason to celebrate.
My brother was done here from up north too, and we hung out and entertained each other at my sister's graduation.
On top of having a grandiose sushi dinner with my family, I also had sushi dinner with my other family, as I'd like to call them. Sushi is literally the only reason I cannot be a vegetarian. I know I know, eating fish has become even more of an ethical dilemma lately, but it's not like I can afford to eat sushi everyday... Leave me alone..
This wonderful group of people bought me a fruit tart, and that's how I concluded this wonderful weekend. I am sincerely so lucky to have such caring people in my life.
My coworkers also decorated my cubicle with the cutest little cut-outs, which is still hanging around my desk. I love it!
You see, this is the best way to become healthy. And I can eat cake too!
Life is slowly getting back on track, and I am so glad.