Spending My Birthday Alone

Today is my 36th birthday, which so happens to fall on Thanksgiving this year. I am spending it alone. I’m not sad about it, in fact, I’m pretty stoked about it because I feel that I have more alone time to be more grateful for everything that I have in my life.

Traditionally, birthdays are mostly celebrated with friends and Thanksgiving is mostly celebrated with family. I decided to venture out and do things differently from the norm. I do have family and friends, not much, but I do feel this is a great day to truly focus on myself. It also allows me to embrace my independent nature and remind myself that I don’t need anyone else to make me happy. Anything outside of myself is just a bonus in life.

I plan to spend the day eating a whole pumpkin pie as my birthday cake, drinking Moscow Mules,  looking at memes and contemplating how I plan to make shit happen in my life during the next trip around the Sun. It’s going to be fun! Jupiter will also be coming back home in Sagittarius by my birthday next year, so this next year of my life is definitely the pregame moment. I’m excited!

So as I stuff my face right now with stuffing, wishing I had some green bean casserole to chow down on, I wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Reading Your Own Journal Entries

22770575_10210986465639651_1643570437274017075_oIf there’s any reading material that will greatly improve your future, it’s reading about your life from the past.

To me, one of the most influential journal entries to date is Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. Marcus didn’t intend for his journal entries to be made public but when it did, it made a huge impact on others. Could you imagine what it did for him?

I’ve always loved journaling, but was never consistent with it until almost two and a half years ago when my spiritual journey began and when Saturn made it’s transit into my sun and rising sign of Sagittarius. I had no idea about any of this spiritual or astrology stuff but this was the start of the journey that would lead to my awakening, my “aha” moments in life.

I decided to open up all 5 of my journals and start digging into the last two and a half years to see how I’ve changed and wow, I’m amazed at what I’ve written. I almost didn’t recognize myself. I laughed, I cried, I felt pity, I felt inspired. The structure of my beliefs were very different from how they are now.

As I dig deep into my past through reading my own journals entries, I find the things that my past self needed to improve on are being brought into the present in order to be corrected and set free so that I can pave a brighter path for my future self.