Today's that one day of the year that I don't particularly like - my birthday. I just have a thing one week before my birthday where I literally cannot understand what's going on with me. It's as if the Universe is trying to test my limits and capabilities and God knows it feels as though I am walking on a tightrope. But then again it might just be me. It was a rough couple of days but I am better now. I received so much love from family and friends today, passed my exam (only 4 more weeks of school till I start flying!) and just generally was surrounded by nice energy. I have a good feeling about this year, no particular goals just trying to live in the moment. I have learned a lot ever since I moved out at 17 but now I am getting more and more experience, which is absolutely invaluable. I wouldn't want to change a thing. As much as I love being in a comfortable shell of my own, nothing kicks me out of it more than going out, living and experiencing as much as I can. It is sometimes uncomfortable, sometimes forced, but it is always enriching. And that is how I feel today with these 22 years of experience under my belt - rich from within.

I know that a lot of people might disagree but I see birthdays as opportunities to grow. It is a chance to learn new things, to see new things, to try new things. Whenever I think about the past and the kinda person I was let's say 5 years ago - I don't see a big difference. Yes, I might have accomplished things that I have dreamed of back then but that did not change me. I am still the same person with the same beliefs and values. I don't think that my upbringing or in fact anyone else's can disappear without leaving a trace on their souls. Deep down we are still the kind of people we always were. Maybe now just a little wiser, a little more witty or a little more superficial. But deep down, everything remains the same. And that is all I aim to be, with 22 or with 44 - to remain the person that I am today.

Today I'm listening to: Peer Kusiv - Locked Out

With Love,

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  1. Happy Birthday, Bri! This post was so insightful, I really enjoyed it. I didn't realize our birthdays were so close together (mine was the end of last month). It just amazes me all the time, to read your entries, and you seem so wise beyond your years - keep in mind, I am officially a decade older than you. :-) I wish I was so thoughtful and mature when I was 22, instead of being a crazed lunatic deep down, trying to figure out what on earth I was doing with my life. It's amazing to think of myself 10 years ago, and you're right, a lot of our centers don't change. Looking back, my 22 year old self isn't a stranger to my current self, but we are living VASTLY different lives. Maybe this is something I'll blog about next year on my birthday!

    Anyway, I hope you had a wonderful day. Birthdays should be all about that love from friends and family, and I admire you for making your dreams happening and stepping out of your comfort zone with courage and boldness! 22 will be a great year for you.


    1. You always leave the sweetest comments! Thank you, thank you, thank you. I do apologize for replying so late though, that is unacceptable. I think we all grow in our own way and time. Just because someone is clear about their goals and dreams or takes more time in deciding the path they want to follow that does not mean we have to follow their lead. The only important thing, is following your heart and intuition. And I have to be honest I have no idea what I am doing with my life either haha, I have learned to live one day at a time and not take anything for granted. I found that works for me best! Thank you Aimee for your sweet comment. <3

  2. Happy belated birthday, lovely! xx


  3. I love your blog, thank you for sharing!
    xoxo, Hadasah