Woke up today feeling a little emotional and nervous, as I realized how strangely time creeps up on us. This year has been moving so fast that I had no chance to think about how 4 months passed, and April already debuted and my birthday is approaching – very FAST.
Every year I make a wish list of goals and random silly things I want for my birthday, some really big things and some just very minor, and I’m always so grateful and happy when I can cross off all the things from my list. I must admit, it doesn’t happen very often to be able to cross off a whole list, but every year I hope I’d be able to do so… Let’s see what’s going to happen this year.
So, to start off with the big things: well… as usual, I want lots of love and accomplishments. These things are an absolute necessity in my life and can’t live without them. Each and every day that goes by and I feel I’m not doing something creative and exciting and meaningful it’s a death trap (in my opinion). And I never felt this more than this year… I don’t know exactly what happened or why I’m feeling such a sense of urgency, but I literally go CRAZY if I can’t do anything creative, even for just one day. I have this burning fire that doesn’t let me find peace until I’ve created something. Something I care about. Something I LOVE. I think life is too short to spend it in any other way, and no matter the price, I must create and do what I love. Maybe it sounds selfish, and maybe it is. It’s just how I feel right now. So I must create.
I also desire more fashion, culture and art infused days.
And then, there are the little things, like: “I really want to get a nice tan – perhaps try out the new Vita Liberata Luxury Tan 10 minute Tan Lotion” or just have more time to spend in the Sun.
Or like this super cool brand I recently discovered that I think does so many things right, from finding a business model which reduces the cost and wastage of the materials used for their products, to donating to the FRANK Water charity which helps people in villages in India get clean drinking water.
I fell in love with the bags they are making mostly because of my constant adventure cravings, paired with an increasingly more hectic schedule due to juggling a day job and my two
side main hustles: this blog and Klangwelt.
I can already imagine myself stuffing a few outfits, my camera equipment, my favorite perfume and one or two books in this gorgeous Columbus Mahi Leather bag and just zipping away from routine and chores – just the two of us, our car, windows rolled down and the radio on max volume.
Another thing I’ve been obsessed with is honey. Melting, golden, intoxicatingly scented honey. Finding this Almond Milk & Honey lotion from The Body Shop was my perfect fix! In the moment the silky, light, lotion touched my skin, a whole whirlwind of delightful sensations rushed to brighten my – otherwise – dull and long Monday. After experiencing this, I’m left wanting even more deliciously colored things that remind me of solar days and sweet honey.
I also dream of more pearl embellished clothes and accessories, LOTS of satin & silk, and I’m definitely not over the whole knotted / twisted trend either!!
I know you probably imagine that I want really big parties and craziness on my birthday, but to be completely honest, I don’t. I only want to spend it with a handful of people whom I love to the moon and back and are the most important (a.k.a. my family and my husband), while enjoying a relaxed and fun day trip, SHOPPING (of course!), soothing my soul with art, and deliriously delicious food. Skip the wines and the champagne because I usually drink only
once twice per year, and when I do, I usually prefer an exotic (perhaps sophisticated) cocktail that I never heard of before. And to end it up right, I want to watch an adventure movie while being snuggled to death, or to gulp the fiery red and orange colors of the sunset melting into the Ocean from under the safety of a palm tree shade.
I think that sums it up…
Are you having a favorite way (or “ritual”) to spend your birthday? I would love to know!!
As always, much love <3
MikiApril 5, 2017
Great post. The almond & honey body lotion sounds really good. I am not a huge fan of big birthdays either. I started spending my birthday abroad the last few years and love it. 🙂 Happy brithday! Have an amazing celebration with your close friends!
StyleUnsettledApril 6, 2017
I love hearing that, Miki. I was almost starting to feel guilty that I appreciate smaller birthdays haha 🙂 Thank you so much for your wishes! Where do you plan on going for your next birthday? 🙂
AmyApril 5, 2017
The older I get, the more I prefer quiet birthdays with those closest to me in my life. Loved this post and wish you nothing short of the most special trip around the sun yet! Have a wonderful celebration babe!
StyleUnsettledApril 6, 2017
Thank you so much, Amy!! I’m adding on my wish list to have the opportunity to meet you in person in the next year of life, because I feel like we have so much in common and we would have such a blast together hehehe 🙂 🙂
La CaleyaApril 6, 2017
StyleUnsettledApril 7, 2017
Thank you!! 🙂
JaeApril 13, 2017
That blue top is gorgeous! Happy Birthday! 🙂
xx, Jae | all that jae