Twenty Nine Years and Five Hundred Posts

It's April 8th, which means that it's time for me to celebrate the day of my birth! It's also the fifth time I've written about my birthday on the bloggy. Here's 25, 26, 27, and 28

happy birthday ashley

I often find birthdays to be a time for reflecting (as I've written about before) but this feeling was amplified this weekend with questions like "how have things changed for you since last year?" and "what do you think you've learned each year since you were born?". Well, in 29 years I've learned and grown a lot and even in just the last year so much has changed, but in lots of positive ways. 

I'm trying not to obsess about being in the last year of my 20's. Age is just a number and my life so far has been quite a gift; I don't expect that to change when I head into a new decade. I'm continuing to embrace this year as the year of 'serendipity' and plan to continue laughing lots, smiling widely (and sometimes loudly I'm told), wearing dresses, frolicking in the sunshine and living the life of my dreams. 

Bunner's bake shop gluten free vegan birthday cake

All the while making room for delicious gluten free, vegan lemon cake sometimes. (Thanks Bunner's!)

ashley gibson bunner's bake shop toronto

This entry also marks my 500th post on this blog, which is a little unbelievable to me. I'm not sure I expected to write this much when I started this little corner of the internet for me to share my thoughts, yet here we are! I look forward to continuing to write and share and grow as a result of this space. Thank you for continuing to read and engage - I appreciate you. 

I had a wonderful weekend celebrating my special day with sweet friends, an awesome pot luck, delicious treats, dresses and dancing. I will continue to celebrate with more cake and wine this evening as I embark on the next 364 days with the same effervescence, zeal, determination and joy. Here we go... 

5 comments:

Linz said...

Congrats on 500 posts, and happy birthday!!!!! <3

Gillian said...

Happy birthday gorgeous girl!

Hannah said...

Happy birthday my dear! Here's to a squillion more happy years.

ediblebalance said...

Oh happy birthday beautiful! All you need to do is just enjoy every moment... don't even think about anything else <3

Congratulations on 500 posts! Wow, I have no idea if ill last that long, I'm just enjoying it while it happens.

Please savour a few bites of that delicious cake for me... it looks ridiculously amazing!

Nicole M. Hutchison said...

Congrats on 500 posts and HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!!! That cake looks amazing, ohmygawd.