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  • Writer's pictureIren Urdova

Embracing Another Year: A Journey of Gratitude, Exploration, and Beauty

As each year passes, I'm reminded of the wealth of experiences, lessons, and growth that fill my life. With every birthday, I like to take time to reflect on the blessings received, the lessons learned, and the anticipation of adventures to come.



One tradition my husband and I share is our annual getaway to Miami, a tradition I eagerly wait for. Yet this year, I felt compelled to celebrate differently, surrounded by all my loved ones, embracing the joy of life's journey. I decided to do a Champagne themed birthday, becuase I thought it would be super cute, girly, and have an overall festive feel (the Taurus in me loving it all, of course) I wanted a lot of noise, a lot of dancing, a lot of laughter, a little tears, and to be surrounded by every ounce of energy.


While I usually take pride in my DIY approach, this year I decided to go with the expertise of talented artists for a pampering session. From a bronzed glow by Bronz'd Chicago to the artistry of Jen Bridal Artistry, I ventured outside my comfort zone, embracing change and the beauty of relinquishing control.


While it's common to do vision boarding and goal setting during New Year's, I've always found that my birthday marks a more poignant moment for such introspection.For me, the anniversary of my birth serves as a natural milestone, a time to pause and take stock of the journey behind me and the path that lies ahead. It allows me to celebrate the victories, acknowledge the challenges, and reflect on the person I have become over the course of another year. Each milestone shapes us, guiding intentions for the year ahead—a visual representation of hopes, dreams, and aspirations manifesting into reality.


With excitement and anticipation, I embrace the journey ahead, knowing each step brings me closer to realizing my dreams. Here's to another year of growth, adventure, and possibility, filled with endless blessings and boundless joy. Happy birthday to me, and to the adventures yet to come.

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