Every time October hits, I get into a reflective mood. It's around this time that the weather changes from moderately warm to brisk. Something about that triggers nostalgic musings. I am suddenly reminded that each day is borrowed. That it is okay to take a breather and to make time for the important people in my life.
October is my birthday month and this past Sunday, I turned _insert number here_. This birthday was really meaningful since both my parents are in town to celebrate it with me. It may sound corny but in my opinion, this day isn’t just about me but also my Mother and Father. I’m the product of their commitment and love for each other. They have been together for 44 years and they truly are #relationshipgoals. So I pushed my phone away and hung out with family and friends, uninterrupted by the constant phone notifications. It was both refreshing and intimidating. A huge part of my life was right in front of me so I chose what sustains me the most, my relationships.
The celebration was nothing crazy. Saturday, I gathered my closest blogger girlfriends at Lupe’s. We sat outdoors, breathed in that crisp Fall air and devoured some delicious Huevos Rancheros.
The day of my birthday, I woke up to a sun-drenched room at the RIU. My husband booked us a room for the weekend and I have to say, I wouldn’t mind waking up to a view like that every day.
We Netflix and chilled, no literally, watched Netflix and chilled before joining the family for lunch for some Spanish cuisine at Tertulia. On the table: Paella, Pulpo, Shishito Peppers and their signature Sangria.
Seriously, this is all I wanted for my birthday this year. Lowkey gatherings.
Growing up, birthdays were always memorable. Family trips, birthday parties or just plain old hanging out. It didn't matter where we went – as long as we had each other's company, we were set. I have been raised to value family and I am lucky that I have a great relationship with my Mom, Dad, and siblings. That is gold.