Posts Tagged ‘birthday’

Happy Birthday To Me!

I’ve hit 40! Wow. I’m incredibly thankful for the loving community I am surrounded by. Was surprised with cake 4 times this past week! How awesome is that?! My family & friends are so sweet and I appreciate them so much. As I sit here today reflecting back on all the events that have occurred in my life, both good and bad, I think they have all shaped me in one way or another. I’m stronger in the sense that I’m not a pushover and I fight for what I believe in. At the same time, I’m weaker in the sense that I somehow have remained single all this time due to my mistrust in men. All experiences have influenced me.

I decided not to have any New Year’s resolutions this year and treat myself to good things any time I want to. Every since I went vegan, I’ve found lots of inspiration in other vegans on social media and have discovered a self-love that never existed before. No longer do I look in the mirror and complain about my double chin or flabby arms or love handles. No longer do I wish I were skinnier or wish I was toned or get disappointed in what I see in the mirror. The person I see in the mirror is doing her best to save the animals, to treat her body to good foods and to do her part in helping the environment. So how could I hate this person I see? How could I tell this person that she needs to lose weight or get in shape when she is already doing so much for herself, for the animals and for the planet? It’s simple. I can’t. I love what I see in the mirror now. It is an incredible feeling to love yourself. Some might call it arrogant but if a little 4-yr-old girl was confident and happy, is that arrogance? Is that being an egomaniac? I don’t think so. You know the saying. You can’t love someone else until you love yourself first. So here I am, loving myself and seeing that I am finally at peace and no longer fighting my negativity. And what’s great is that as soon as I started loving myself, it exuded into my community and it was glorious.

Oh yes, and as a birthday present to myself, I decided to enroll at Cornell University and obtain my Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition! It was so weird to be back in school, even if it is online. Having to write essays and do quizzes really brought me back. I didn’t do it for any professional reason, just wanted to learn from good sources since there is so much misinformation out there. Now that I have learned about plant-based nutrition in professionals, I feel like I can apply it to my own life to get healthy and live a long & stress-free life. I would encourage anyone else to get healthy too, whatever way works for you. I think it’s time I start a new website to document this journey, yes? ;0)

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Happy Birthday, Will Friedle!

It’s Will’s 35th birthday today! I’ve decided that in addition to going to work & memorizing lines & fighting my traffic ticket in court today, I would celebrate his birthday by drawing some main characters he had voiced & listening to “He’s So Fine” by The Chiffons on repeat. Then I’m going to watch my favorite episode of Boy Meets World, which is What A Drag where he dresses up as a damn hot lady. I might even buy some birthday fruit basket cake from Schubert’s and eat it too. Yum.

I really enjoyed drawing these characters but it took me 17 hours and that’s a lot of time to be doodling. I may not be a real sketch artist but it was fun to try. I really hated coloring it though. Looks like it was done by a 12-yr-old. This was my first time coloring anything this large and in colored pencils. I was going to leave it in black & white but my cousin, who’s an aspiring anime artist, told me things always look better in color. Damn him for saying that. Damn him a lot because I totally ruined some parts that could have been avoided. Oh well, life isn’t perfect and neither is my coloring inside the lines. Anyway, happy birthday Will!! If you ever read this, I just want to say hi, how are you?

Sketch for Will Friedle

Adding color to drawing

Halfway colored

Sketch for Will Friedle completed

Birthday Wish

I hate that my birthday is on V-Day but what can I do? Real quick though, I know I’m not supposed to tell because it won’t happen but since I already know it won’t happen, I feel I can tell the world. When I blow out the candles this year, this is my wish.

I’d like to wake up to Will Friedle’s face every day. :0D HUBBA HUBBA…

Photo from Vivian Reed’s Boy Meets World Site