I turned 34 years old

Even since I turned 30, time has absolutely no mercy. Each year passes so quickly that I suppose J will in primary school really soon.

As I turned 34 last weekend, I look back at the last decade and I cannot be more thankful for the blessings that I have been showered with.

I worked myself up from just a front-line customer service officer to where I am doing today, doing something I like.  Sheer hard work, with lots of ups and downs. But, I am extremely grateful to all the opportunities that came, and the wonderful people who helped me get to where I am. Best part is, I get to work flexi hours just so I can manage this little family of mine. Best arrangement ever. 

I married a man who's hardworking, down-to-earth and share the same dreams as me. While I sometimes complain about how he is not romantic, I am thankful for the unconditional love from him.

I gave birth to an absolutely adorable boy. The journey to having him wasn't without hiccups, but once again, his arrival is truly a blessing. No matter how difficult he is, and it doesn't matter that he is a tantrum throwing machine these days, I look forward to seeing him every day. 

Of course, without my parents, especially my mummy, who constantly drilled into my brother and I the importance of working hard and earning an honest living, I would probably have turned wayward.I am also thankful for my mummy who every single day without fail pick the boy up from school, cook, feed and bath feed so I don't have to worry about reaching school before 7pm. She does this even when she's ill and even when the boy makes her upset. 

So, while there was no fireworks, no romantic stroll by the beach, no artisian cake...my 34th birthday was a good one. A day where I remember all the good.

Oh! In fact, I did get a priceless birthday gift this fateful 34th birthday... and that's the gift of sleep. I managed to clock in a total of 12 hours of undisturbed sleep (with the boy sleeping by my side no less). It was shiok I must say! 

So here's wishing myself a better year ahead!

I will be sharing my birthday staycation experience at Amara Sanctuary in the course of the week. To ensure you don't miss any updates, do follow-me on Facebook.

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