Wednesday, June 30, 2010

joyeux anniversaire

Cupcake Collage
image from: Cupcake Collage Pictures

today is my 37th birthday. my how time flies.

i can recall the excitement i had as a young girl awaiting the homemade strawberry cake to come out of the oven. my favorite part: adding the sprinkles on top. this is a great metaphor for life.

a few years ago a colleague encouraged me to use my birthday for reflection by listing highlights that transpired over the past year and what i hoped to see for myself by my birthday the following year. i've followed it religiously since and wanted to share a snippet of my journal writing with you:

highlights since june 30, 2009
tranquilista hit shelves
new look for tranquility du jour
indulged in creativity retreat in mexico
10 days in paris
started MSW program
shoulder surgery
indulged in yoga + buddhism retreat
cut hair to bob and donated 8 inches to locks of love
tranquil space turned 10 years old
began column for care2.com
celebrated 6 years with beau
two west coast book tours
hOMe to oklahoma twice
signed lease on new tranquil space arlington hOMe (opens august)

dreams for june 30, 2011
explore india
texas tranquilista book tour
tranquil space arlington grand opening soiree
half way through MSW program
daily meditation
create value-based annual check-ins for tranquil space team
co-lead 4 inspiring tranquil teens programs
reduce tranquil space out debt by 25%
handstand
conference keynote speaker
etsy store
regularly up by 8: to bed by 11
publish tranquilology: a collection of my blog posts sprinkled with illustrations

my day started with a 1.5 hour manager meeting complete with scones and cupcakes and included my very first yoga class in 90 days (who's counting?). it felt divine to be back on the mat. truly like coming hOMe. tonight i'm off to strathmore with beau and friends. looking forward to basking in music, belly laughs, and socially conscious tunes.

merci beaucoup
for joining me on this journey called life. 37 feels good.

bisous,
kimberly

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10 comments:

Analiese Marie said...

Happy birthday and best wishes for the coming year!

Erin said...

Happy Birthday! Hope all your birthday wishes come true.

Carolyn said...

I love this idea- my Birthday was a few days ago and I think I will create a list of my highlights as well as dreams..enjoy your day Birthday Girl!!

Carolyn said...

I love this idea- my Birthday was a few days ago and I think I will create a list of my highlights as well as dreams..enjoy your day Birthday Girl!!

Rachel said...

Happy birthday, may all your dreams come true x

Rand(Om) Bites said...

Aww, Happy Birthday to you hon. You are truly an amazing and inspiring woman!

Lynne from NY said...

Happy Birthday Kimberly! You have such a fabulous life, dreams really do come true, don't they?

kloknyc said...

Sending you positive energy and birthday wishes for another happy, prosperous year! Thank you for all your inspiration and do-gooding :)

peace,
Kim

Mindy said...

Happy Birthday Kimberly!

PS - J'adore that fantastic cupcake collage!

Namaste,

Mindy

TheAnalyst said...

Happy Birthday!