“What are you going to be doing on your special day?”
This came up a few times today. Friends and family asking what exciting things I had planned for my birthday.
And to be honest, I hadn’t thought about it all that much. I’ve planned a dinner at the end of the week, but for my actual birthday I wasn’t too concerned with doing anything different.
“I hope you’re not going to be working”
Another common message I got today. That I should not subject myself to anything that I didn’t want to do.
But what I wanted to do today was pretty much what I do every Tuesday. It went something like this:
- A morning coffee and some music
- A phone call with my mom
- Weekly therapist session
- Some general admin (dropping off a box of donations, getting car things done)
- Some thesis work
- An interview with someone for my consulting project
- Lunch at the waterfront (with friends)
- A little bit more research and work
- A sneaky visit to my uncle for tea
- Spending time with close friends and having a few drinks
- Writing my blog and listening to my favourite music
And as I started writing this blog I realised something.
That this was a special day. And it was also a normal day.
I realised that I’ve gotten to a point where every day is special. That I’m doing exactly what I want. And that I wouldn’t want to do anything different.
My work is part of the joy. My flexibility allows me space and time with friends. And the things I do every day light me up.
And so for my “special day” today I did exactly what I do every day.
And it was wonderful
Image was taken from my uncles apartment 🙂
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Song of the day: Leventina ft Syntheticsax - Here workin' (Dinka Remix)