So I had a birthday earlier this month ( Aquarius! ), and despite the carefully laid plans I had made for the day going completely out the window I still had a total blast laying low! I was lucky enough to be able to spend the day with the people in my life I care about the most, and eat absolutely delicious food while opening thoughtful, kind gifts. I really felt so completely happy to be alive, to be surrounded by amazing individuals, and to be lucky enough to celebrate being another year older. I used to hate birthdays, but as i get older I love them more and more. It's a ritual celebration of life and love, of learning, growth, renewal, and progress. There really is no better time to reflect on all you've accomplished, all you wish to accomplish, and joyously embrace the live you have lead up until this very moment! I know that sounds totally cheeseball, but it's completely true. That, and birthday cake tastes better than any cake in the entire world!