Today is my birthday! I’m 36, but I donned the old Simba birthday pin I’ve had since elementary school. I found it recently and wore it with pride. I’m sure I come across as overly enthusiastic, perhaps even childish, about my birthday to some people, but I truly enjoy celebrating life with others. Though hard to believe, I’ve outlived some high school classmates, dear friends, and grovemates. Each passing has taught me to seize the day and do what makes me happy because we never know what’s coming. Death teaches me to live with more passion and authenticity, and for me that’s meant starting a Druid grove, dipping my toes into cosplay, publishing books, filling the yard with plants, and, yes, wearing chunky childhood pins.
To celebrate, my husband and daughter made me a delicious mermaid-themed chocolate cake. Yet more whimsy, and such a wonderful reminder of one of my proudest accomplishments in life – publishing my first novel, River Magic.
So here’s to another trip around the sun with dear ones! I thank everyone who has sent kind wishes and love my way. 💚💚💚