Wednesday, April 2, 2014

How to have the perfect Birthday

Today doesn't really feel any different than any other day, but it is, in fact, the day my mom pushed me out of her netherlands twenty-four years ago. Instead of having a wild celebration (hello 22nd Birthday) or a shaving cream fight (my 11th Birthday) today I'll be at a hospital doing clinicals and a presentation. Fun stuff.

If I could have it my way though, this is how I would be making my Birthday the perfect day.


Wake up to breakfast in bed. Preferably a Belgian waffle with strawberries and a green smoothie. Because I don't want to feel too much like a fatty first thing in the morning.

Try a new workout like a Barre class or hot yoga. What's a birthday without trying new things? I've been feeling a little too routine in my gym habits so a new kind of workout could be the perfect thing to get my blood flowing.

Take the day off work or work from home. For the past three birthdays, I've either been in class or at work. Although I found little ways to celebrate (me and my bestie bringing 100 cupcakes to class) I feel like I would enjoy myself more if I had the whole day to do whatever I wanted.

Get treated to a spa day. Massage, facial, pedicure, or all of the above. Nothing makes a girl (or guy) feel more special than being pampered. I've only gotten one massage in the past but it was heavenly and I could definitely go for another!

Treat someone (or many someones) to a random act of kindness. Giving back to others is a wonderful way to "pay it forward" and help someone else feel special too. It can be something as simple as paying for the coffee of the person behind you or leaving a note ("You are loved!") on someone's windshield.

Have a dance party. Not that this doesn't happen daily during my commute to work/school, but on your birthday you should have an extra special dance party to all of your favorite songs. Bonus points if you're alone in your apartment/house wearing just your undies (think Callie from Grey's Anatomy). 

Wear the perfect outfit. I always liked to get dressed up for my Birthday celebration, whether it is a big party or a quiet dinner.

Birthday


Spend the day with people you love. Whether it is in person, via video call, or cell phone, take time out of your day and surround yourself with the people who make you feel most special. Remember, it is a special day for them too (especially your parents).

Be thankful. Every year on my birthday, it never fails that at some point tears well up in my eyes because I realize how much I am truly loved. I try to end of the day talking with God and thanking him for all of the wonderful things in my  life.

Also be sure to have cake. Lots and lots of cake.
How would you make your Birthday the perfect day?

26 comments:

Lynsey @ Eternally Wanderlyn said...

That does sound like it would be a pretty amazing day. Happy Birthday!!! I hope your day isn't too busy. :)

Mrs. Type A said...

love that outfit

Nina W said...

Happy birthday! I hope your day of clinicals is absolutely amazing.

The Handey Way said...

Great ideas for a perfect birthday, but more importantly: HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Rebekah said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day!! and love the birthday outfit..the dress, the shoes, the necklace..all amazing!



Destiny said...

Happy birthday!! That sounds like a perfect day! Hopefully your day of clinicals isn't too terrible and you still get to celebrate yourself and hang out with people you love!

alyssa said...

Sounds pretty perfect for sure — and I am LOVING those shoes, man oh man. Hope you have the happiest birthday yet! :)

Jay T said...

Happy happy birthday Kalyn!! Hopefully nothing too insane happens in your clinicals today. And I also really hope you get some cake.

Laura Beth said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!
xo

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Happy birthday, love! I hope your day is as beautiful as you are, inside and out! :)

Jess said...

Happy Birthday! That day does sound amazing~!

brooke lyn said...

hope you get to treat yo self later today. happy, happy birthday :)

Gwen said...

First Happy Birthday!!! And that sounds like the perfect planned out day for your birthday hopefully one birthday soon you won't be working or in class. Enjoy your day :)

The Rachael Way said...

Happy Birthday Gorgeous!

Brittany said...

Happy happy birthday!! Hope your presentation went well.

JumpingJE said...

For a moment I thought you were BORN in the netherlands... then I realized that was your synonym for lady parts. Clever!

Happy birthday lady! I hope you have that actual outfit because you'd rock it hard!

Jamie Vespa said...

Happy birthday!!

Fairy Princess Jord said...

Happy Birthday gorgeous girl! I 100% agree with your definition of the perfect birthday, although mine would involve traveling somewhere warm if that were at all possible. I hope your day has been amazing!!!

Steph G said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you were able to get at least a few of those checked off the list today. Also, make sure to celebrate all month long :)

Micaela Vaughan said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KALYN, I remember both of those parties in the pics. I wished I could be closer to celebrate your special day with you. A Birthday massage would work wonders!!
I love you, Aunt KK

Elizabeth Than said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KALYN!

Kayla MKOY said...

AHHH!!! I hope you had a crazy good birthday ma'am!!!! :) you deserve it!

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