Birthday Photoshoot | Note To Self
Birthdays are special to me. It means another year of living, another chance to better your life and make your dreams come true. I love making my birthdays special because celebrating your successes, your failures, and all the efforts and strides you took in the year that past is an important part of self care to push yourself to continue moving forward.
Today, I turn 28!!! I remember thinking 28 was so old when I was younger but now that I am, it doesn’t feel like it. I feel younger than my age and still see so much life ahead inshallah. I hope to never lose this feeling as I get older. I am thankful for all the good and the bad that 27 brought me, the lessons learned and most importantly the biggest blessing of all, my baby Liam. I am proud to be his mama at 28 to continue to explore motherhood and the journey of life together. The challenges are there no doubt, but it is also a reason to work harder.
A note to myself:
“Happy Birthday girl! Forget 2019, this is your new years. Every thought in your head that you have been wanting to do, start doing it. Stop making those excuses and letting the hardship of having to multi-task motherhood, house work, life as a wife and a blogger get to you. I don’t want to hear any of it. Lets see those to do lists you’ve been writing get checked off and not dragged to complete the day after. I want you to work on continuing to better yourself without having to worry about what other people think. Dont be a roadblock for yourself and don’t do things just because its what you think will please people. Do not wait for peoples acknowledgment and approval as a means to make you feel good and continue working hard. Do things because it makes you happy. Thats how true happiness will come to light. I want you to know that you can do anything that you set your mind to do, so push yourself a little and lets see what happens.
Hanan, make this your best year yet.”
I hope this motivated some of you as well and if you share the same birthday as me or the same birthday month, happy birthday! :) Let me know when your birthday is!
Love you guys!
Photographer: Salt N Streets