Weekly Musings #8 Reflections on the 23rd Birthday

Birthdays are the best days of the year. It is a great time to celebrate and reflect on your life and share the joys of being alive with the ones you care about most. I have the greatest privilege of being able to see my 23rd birthday. After making 23 trips around the sun, I have made a couple of reflections and observations on my life, and I would like to share some of them with you all.

1. I have been blessed by a mighty God in more ways than I can imagine.

A feeling of thankfulness overflows me as I get older. I look back at the choices I made, the company I keep, and the great privilege that I am fortunate and thankful to have. I am blessed with a loving family. I am pursuing my life’s ambition of being a successful composer. I am also finding my place in a little state called Iowa. I am also thankful for those who helped me get to where I am today.

2. This is the first birthday without my Dad.

This is important to note because it was a tradition that my dad would always call me first thing in the morning to wish me a happy birthday. This is special for me because I did not have the opportunity to grow up with my dad but I visited him whenever I could. It was always the best way to start my day hearing his voice calling me so early in the morning. so it is a new experience of having a birthday where my dad can no longer call me. I am truly thankful though for what is still here. I still have my brother, mother, grandmother, stepfather, uncle, aunt, and cousins who are apart of my life enough to wish me a happy birthday.

3. I always liked that my birthday is closer to the beginning of the year.

It makes a great place marker for not only reflecting but also a chance to look forward to an entire year of opportunity, freedom, and another day to pursue happiness. If I had more sense I would write down the important events of my life and look back at what happened the previous year so I could always remember and share my stories even if I am physically unable. Thank you, FaceBook, WordPress, Twitter, and Instagram for actually making this task relatively easy. I don’t know but there is something about the beginning of the year where it is easier to reflect on life than it is at other points of the year.

TL: DR Birthdays are awesome.  My Birthday is the best birthday because it belongs to me. (also anyone else who was born on this day.) *cough* Mozart *cough* I am thankful that I get to see another year and I look forward to going around the sun one more time if it is God’s will.