Turning 38 this year

The kids and me
The kids and me

Turning 38 was a vast different from being 37. Even though I celebrated my birthday with the kids like last year the dynamics was different as priorities have changed since 2015.

Everything seems more intense as radical changes have been made in my life as I break out of my comfort zone. ย Learning and acquiring new skills and making adjustments in my current lifestyle to prepare for the changes ahead.

The kids too are moving on ย to different stages of the life and are at pivotal points too.

Monkey boy is moving on to secondary school and Tiger girl will be entering primary school next year.

The ice-cream cake and the cheesecake
The ice-cream cake and the cheesecake

This year it was only the kids and me as R has left the picture. ย It was a more cozy atmosphere with less tension and stress as we no longer have to deal with his unpredictability and broken promises.

Eliminating toxic people and behavior from my life has been one of my goals. No longer do I allow people to spoil my mood nor my plans for their own selfish gain.

I’m only spending time with people who value me as much as I value them.

I’ve set up boundaries which I will not hesitate to enforce them if the need arises. I’m clearer about what I want and what I need to get to my desired goals.

How did you celebrate your birthday this year?

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20 thoughts on “Turning 38 this year”

  1. Please accept my belated Birthday wishes.I am almost the same age and I can see the changes of my life.Even I feel I don’t have much energy as before ๐Ÿ™‚ But,all these signs always remind me to change the lifestyle..
    Beautiful photos with kids…

  2. Happy Birthday! Congrats on your work eliminating toxic people from your life. Learning to put yourself first is hard…putting it into action even harder!

  3. Happy Birthday Dominique! Didn’t realize you are so young! ๐Ÿ™‚
    All the best in the year ahead! Cheers!

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