Welcome July in all your Splendor!

Happy July 1st!

Happy birthday Nanny Grammy, love and miss you!  I cannot think of a better way to bring in July than with a beautiful human’s birthday!!

What comes to mind when you think of July?

For me it is birthdays!!!  My Great Grandmom, Grandmom, Mom and myself were all born in July! Not to mention another 10-15 people in my life.  So October was a busy month! 😉

Family beach vacations, sun, heat, July 4th, swimming, cook-outs all come to mind.  July always makes me happy!

The one thing that I do not find as exciting as everyone else is my birthday.  I have not always felt this way, but it has been a vicious cycle for many years.  I know I am worthy of celebration but what happens when you just do not want to be celebrated or see the reason to celebrate?  I am so guilty of this, especially this year because I am hitting a giant Sand Dune! 40!!!

Have you stopped appreciating yourself?  Have a hard time taking compliments?  Can you not see the things other see?

This is me, yes to all three of the above.  I have stopped appreciating myself and therefore think others should fall suit.  Jenn, why would you do that?  Sometimes it is just easier to believe the negative than to look for the positive because your mind has thought that way for so long.  There is not always an answer I can provide, people may just feel this way.

However, this year I am going to try to embrace my birthday and every day in a more positive and welcoming light.  I have tried my way and failed for far too long, don’t you think I should try something new?  How about you?

Do any of you not feel worthy?  It does not have to be about your birthday it can be any aspect of life.  Know that you are worthy of everything and more!!  The voices in your head were put there by you and others.  You were not born with these things.  Therefore, you can change those voices to like you instead.

The P!nk song “F***ing Perfect” says all of this beautifully!  This song is so inspiring and is my song for you, today and every day!  You are Perfect!  *Explicit lyrics, sorry 😦

“You’re so mean, when you talk, about yourself you were wrong.  Change the voices in your head, make them like you instead!”    

Could it be said any better?

Know that you are enough.  You deserve to be celebrated!  Be kind to yourself and allow compliments and celebrations.  We owe it to ourselves to be kind, forgive and remember we are humans at the end of the day!


Until next time, you are not alone! –Jenn