A Year Older

July 7, 2017 0 Comments

It’s hard to believe I am another year older.  In my younger days I looked forward to my birthday.  Now I view it as another day.  I don’t avoid it but I don’t go over board either.

This year my husband and I went out the night before to The Keg Steakhouse + Bar.  If you haven’t been you are missing out.  Since I typically wear workout clothes every single day it was so nice to put a dress on and get dressed up.  Of course we had to document this by taking a picture.

I ordered the Pistachio Crusted Salmon while my husband got the Prime Rib.  The salmon was served on top of garlic mashed potatoes with bacon sautéed Brussel sprouts.  Yum! It was so nice to have a quiet meal with my best friend.

When we arrived home my husband surprised me and gave me a card with a gift card to Massage Envy.  This was exactly what I needed before I knew I needed it.  I called on my Birthday and made a appointment for that day.  It was so nice to be able to truly relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle of life and focus on me.  I had the best massage therapist for me.  She truly let me relax and took good care of me.  I realized I need to do this more often.  I have a lot of tension in my upper back that needs to be worked out.  I see some more visits in the future.

As you most likely know, educating others about a chemical free life is a huge passion of mine.  This means I still work on my birthday.  Not because I have to, because I want to.  I sent happy mail out to some awesome ladies and then followed it up with a make-up purge.

Show of hands who has a large make-up collection.  Believe me, my hand is waving around nice and high. MAC cosmetics was my favorite brand for the longest time.  I have made the switch to cleaner make-up products however I still had a lot of MAC products in my bathroom.  I can honestly say I haven’t used some of these products in years.  Every time I open my make-up drawer I see these products staring at me.  I finally got the courage to toss the packaging out.  Yes, I tossed it out.  Previously I would have taken the containers back to the store for their recycling program.  This time was different.  I didn’t trust myself going into the store and dropping the items off and walking out.  Plus, I didn’t want to say “no thank you” to every staff member who wanted to help me.  I also thought about giving these containers to a friend but I didn’t want to pass these toxic products off to someone else.  So, they went in the garbage and I was okay with it.  I felt a huge sense of relief when I did this.

Looking back my birthday was geared towards my health.  It was honestly the perfect way to ring in being another year older.  Here’s to hoping all my wishes come true!

XO, Amy