Yesterday was my "Americaversary," a term my parents came up with as a day to celebrate my adoption. I won't go into details of all that. I wrote most of that last year in this post reflecting on adoption.
In the past, it's always been a special day. My parents would send me a gift or flowers. This year, it kind of snuck up on them, though they both did call. I really didn't expect anything anyway since I've had a lot of major expenses recently. And I'm grateful they have helped me out. Otherwise, I usually went to a restaurant of my choice and enjoyed a nice, Asian meal with a friend or my family if they were in town which has been rare the last eight or so years (we all live in different states).
Somehow, I think 25 years in a milestone, and I really should celebrate it. Yesterday was a busy day, and by the end of the night, I was super upset with a friend who double booked in dog sitting right at the same time she is supposed to take care of my dogs when I'm gone for a week in October (and she's known about this for months, and I just spoke to her last weekend about it), my boss for a number of reasons, finances, etc. Everyone is busy, so they don't have time to go out or whatever anyway.
But despite this and feeling kind of overall crappy and like I'm going to cry, I'm going to try to do something for myself today even if it as simple as buying some flowers, taking a long walk (haven't exercised in months), or enjoying a great cup of coffee somewhere. I just need a moment to let go and RELAX. There is a lot in store for me in the next few weeks, and I need to be able to get through it.
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