Birthday Reflection

Today is the first day of Fall. The first day of Libra Season… and my birthday. Every year without fail I end up with the Birthday Blues. Tormenting myself over the fact that I’m not exactly where I want or thought I would be at this point in my life. Making myself absolutely miserable for no valid reason at a time when I should be happy and celebrating. Not this year though. I will not succumb to the Birthday Blues because I’m too BLESSED.

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I am alive and in good health. I have a job, a roof over my head and food on the table. My son is flourishing. I have a loving family and great friends behind me. My business has been growing and overall this has been a very productive year for me, actually one of the most productive in a long time. I may not be exactly where I want to be in life, but I’m not doing bad at all. I’m actively working toward my goals and that’s what’s important. What’s mine is mine and it will come in due time.

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Enjoy life as it’s too short. Live every day as if it’s your last so that you will have no regrets. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Work hard but make sure you are enjoying the fruits of your labor. These are the things that I remind myself of daily and I just wanted to share it with you guys in case you have similar feelings and need encouragement.

I’m 33 years young today but definitely a year wiser.

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When I’m not hunting down the latest and greatest beauty products, beating a face or lacing a do, you can find me roaming the streets of NYC in my stilettos looking for the next best restaurant. Or in the kitchen trying to outdo myself from the last time.

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22 Comments

  1. Lydia
    09.23.2015 / 4:09 pm

    Happy bday and you’re so right.

    • Erica
      Author
      09.23.2015 / 10:49 pm

      Thank you hun!

  2. Helen
    09.23.2015 / 4:10 pm

    Happy happy birthday, fellow Libran (mine is on Sunday and I’ll be 33 too). *Clink-clink* cheers to making it through another year and THRIVING! And here’s to another great year filled with peace, joy, wisdom and many blessings to come. I really enjoy reading your blog. I’ve been following it for the last couple of years and you have inspired me during that time. I appreciate your hustle spirit and your strong sense of self. So just for that reason, I feel you are a success. Enjoy your day!

    • Erica
      Author
      09.23.2015 / 10:52 pm

      Thank you so much, I really appreciate that. Thank you for the continued support and I’m glad that I can be an inspiration. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday in advance. Live it up! 🙂

  3. cca
    09.23.2015 / 6:37 pm

    Happy Birthday!!

    • Erica
      Author
      09.23.2015 / 10:52 pm

      Thank you!

  4. Ettie
    09.23.2015 / 8:56 pm

    Love this. Every year I have the birthday blues as well. It really is tormenting yourself when you have so much to be thankful for. All things worth achieving take time and patience to actually achieve them. Glad this year you will be celebrating. Happy Birthday!

    • Erica
      Author
      09.23.2015 / 10:49 pm

      Thank you so much and my thoughts exactly! xo

  5. Kay
    09.24.2015 / 4:12 am

    Blessings! 33 is the age where you really “get it” at least it was for me!
    Happy Birthday and many more

    • Erica
      Author
      09.24.2015 / 6:40 am

      Thank you so much!

  6. Ayssa
    09.24.2015 / 5:44 am

    You look so young and beautiful Erica. As we say in french “Joyeux anniversaire ma belle”.
    Ayssa your french fan 😉

    • Erica
      Author
      09.24.2015 / 6:41 am

      Thank you, Ayssa! 🙂

  7. 09.24.2015 / 9:21 am

    What a wise point of view. Happy belated Birthday! Wish you a wonderful new year packed with positive experiences as well as many nice and supporting people around you.

    • Erica
      Author
      09.24.2015 / 12:03 pm

      Thank you so much. I appreciate that! xo

  8. yolanda
    09.24.2015 / 12:59 pm

    Happy Birthday!!!! You are absolutely right!!

    • Erica
      Author
      09.24.2015 / 1:17 pm

      Thank you!

  9. Trina
    09.24.2015 / 1:28 pm

    You are absolutely right, happens to me too. But in January, I’m going to enjoy a nice day and not think negative.

    • Erica
      Author
      09.24.2015 / 2:56 pm

      Do exactly that!

  10. 09.24.2015 / 3:19 pm

    Happy Birthday!!!!!! That is how I look at my Birthdays as well now. We have to look at the things we do have and even be grateful for what we don’t because what’s for us is for us and sometimes the things we thought we wanted we are more blessed not to have. I have been following you for years now since a Fashion Bomb Daily feature and you have never ceased to keep inspiring me with every post so know that even in the worst of times there are people that still admire exactly who you are ♥

    • Erica
      Author
      09.24.2015 / 6:08 pm

      Thank you so much for that Venessia. You are absolutely right, and sometimes we worry so much about what we don’t have that we don’t realize how blessed we are with what we do have. I have to tell myself that all of the time. To be humble and grateful because things can be so much worse.

  11. Shelles
    09.24.2015 / 11:21 pm

    I just came across your blog and I’m enjoying everything about it!! Looking forward to continue to read about your journey. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND WISHING YOU CONTINUED SUCCESS!!

    And that lip, looks amazing!! What is the name of that!!

    • Erica
      Author
      09.25.2015 / 6:45 am

      Thank you so much. It’s LASplash Lip Couture in Criminal 🙂

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