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I’m not shy to blurt out that it’s my birthday today. If need be, we can blame me being a Leo, a middle child or just the fact that my birthday falls during summer vacation so I rarely did anything on my birthday with friends when I was younger. I really only remember two birthdays growing up. One was with friends in Colombia when I was in middle school or 9th grade and the other was on an airplane when I turned 7. Yup. We had been in the U.S. for part of the summer and we were traveling back home. I actually had my birthday with presents and all that on a plane. So, today I celebrate not just my being born but my parents and sisters for putting up with me!!

If you follow me on social media, you know I’ve been working as a server at a restaurant nearby my place. I’ve also been freelance sewing- which I want to do more of. Things are going well. In some respects, really well! I’m not the kind of person who gives up. This weekend, I got to see an old friend- one of the ones that knew me before I started having kids- and she commented that it made her happy to see me happy. And, really, that’s what I am. I have good and bad days but doesn’t everyone, regardless? So, I’m no different. I’m gaining a new peace with where I am and I have some great friends who are watching out for me and making sure I’m feeling loved.

On to boats!

I don’t know when I first fell in love with being on a boat but my desire to be on a boat in the middle of the ocean has been recently rekindled. I was in Jamaica with my parents and younger sister and due to some civil unrest, we had to take a boat from one side of the coast to where we were staying. It was a tiny fisherman’s boat, nothing to write home about, but I loved it. It feels like I’ve always had a love of the ocean and boats. I don’t know if anyone remembers me tweeting about my boating wardrobe, my striped Trifecta and all that, but that’s where it comes from. You’ll see more stripes, anchor prints (hopefully!!), white and navy jackets and comfy weekend clothes in general. Of course, I also haven’t made a costume in what seems forever so that’s gonna have to happen soon, too.

For now, I’ll be daydreaming of being on a boat for my birthday. A girl can dream!