Happy Birthday to Me! It’s Time to Celebrate!


Good Morning Lovelies,

Well, what can I say! I’ve made it to 28! If you had asked me a few years ago if I thought I would have done than honestly I would have said no. 

From personal issues to family matters, time hasn’t always been kind and the loss of my dad really hit me hard. As well as living with my conditions and spending time in hospital. However, I’m so proud of myself and the way I have dealt with it all. 

27 seems to have been a year that has flown by in a whirlwind. There have been many difference experiences, good and bad, but ones that have proven that I am strong. That I am determined. That I can win hard battles. 

The last few months of being 27 saw me facing a bad relapse, entering therapy again and trying to take on hard challenges. It’s also seen me fall back in love with books, sign up to a new course and battle my way through lots of house admin to help my mum. Something that has helped to clear my head as I enter being 28. 

Today, I want to conquer a fear. I want to embrace the sea air that is currently around me. I want to hug my family hard and smile with them. I also want to spend the evening binging The Summer I Turned Pretty aha! 

Ultimately though, I want to share a big message with you all. I want you to spend today having fun but also being gentle with yourself. I want you to feel the sun on your skin and breathe in some fresh air. Even if it is just from your front door. Spend the day in bed. Watch a film. Listen to a podcast. Embrace a little joy in life that means something to you. 

People say your twenties are when everything should fall into place. But it’s not. It’s still such a young time of life and nothing is certain or even has to be. I’m nowhere near a certain stage in life. I still feel 15 not 28. And I’m okay with that! 

So, as I celebrate this new year of life, I want you to enjoy yours too. However much you can! Buy a gift for yourself. Experience something that brings you joy. Be you! That is the ultimate birthday present and hopefully as I enter this next year, I will embrace that fact too! 

Here’s to us! 

Joey X

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