I decided to apply a theme to my 41st year. So, this year is the Year of Joy. I believe I am starting it off with a bang. NCPP kicked off the season for me only a few days before my birthday. Our fourth year was another success. My family had a get-together for me the next day, which was awesome -- all of the babies came to see Aunty. My birthday week was actually pretty quiet but fun. The day before my birthday, I went to dinner with friends. On my actual birthday, I chose to go to class with Janet (Operation Upside Down in full effect!). Friday night, I went to dinner with friends again. Then I was blessed with a long weekend. I got to go to the beach with the family. I went horseback riding with my sisters and enjoyed a drag show. Then I walked the Golden Gate Bridge with Jade.
Oh, the excitement doesn't end there. One week after my birthday, I got on a plane and flew to Las Vegas to visit my friends at Pole Expo. While there, I got to relax by the pool and wander the Strip. I also went to see Magic Mike Live (go see that show, seriously!) and Thunder From Down Under with my amigos.
I have a ton of awesome things coming up to end the year on a high note. In a couple of weeks, I go to San Luis Obispo for a yoga retreat with one of the members of my favorite band, Pepper. A couple of weeks after that, we are taking all of the babies to Disneyland! And in December, the family is heading back to Vegas for a few days -- to celebrate Seneti's third birthday.
I am extremely grateful for the life that I have and the people with whom I have crossed paths. I really am surrounded by an amazing group of people.
I have started using #365daysofjoy on Instagram and Twitter to share a photo of something that makes me happy every day. I am also keeping an album on Facebook. I hope to inspire others to join me. Even if you don't want to share every single day, I'd love to see what makes you happy.
Here's to 41 being a joyful year filled with family, friends and adventures! Thank you all for being part of that journey!
|This face brings me joy|
|I adore how much these cousins love each other|
|The three amigos!|