There's always a story beneath a smile. I am glad to tell you that smile up above has a lot of stories to tell. As a young girl, I always celebrated my birthday until the age of 15 (Kudos to my parents.) Then, I went to College and felt no use for it. I just got messages on my facebook wall; people wishing me a happy birthday (disabled now as no one can write on my wall,) maybe a little happy birthday on Twitter, Instagram, and a call from family and few friends.
Birthday for me as a child was always a day of celebration. I mean I would say thank God for adding another year to my life, but who was I kidding? I just loved the gifts and love my parents showered on me. Right now, I would say a birthday is a day of reflection for me. I tend to reflect on my journey in life, where I want to be and so on. Right now, I am so so proud of where I am. I have achieved so little; limited amount of money, 2 or 3 friends, and basically no life (welcome to my adult life.)
A little bit wise? - I am constantly thinking now, way to lead myself to depression - lol. I personally like the way I think now compared to before. I was so gullible, but now I'm a little bit wiser.
Achievements? - I think this is a subconscious thing, but I used to focus on other people's success and beat myself over it and certain people around me were not even helping matters. I was extremely disappointed in myself, my achievements, my job, my apartment, my makeup skills, and a lot more. I just had to be my own support system. My parents were also supportive, that helped. Now I have come to realize that everyone has their own time to succeed. I need to live life and I try to be satisfied with the privilege I have right now.
Financial Freedom? - I personally thought I was going to be a millionaire in $$ by now, but I tell you life will always try to have a hold on you and possibly try to break you. Life tried to break my zeal, but it sure didn't get a hold on me. I'm not where I want to be right now financially, but I have made smart investment decisions whereby I hope it will generate a little money in the nearest future.
Positive? - It's so hard for me to be positive because I'd like to think I'm naturally inclined to be negative. I rather just be quiet than assume things will get better. Of course, nothing will be constant for me because I'm always looking for the next best thing in life. However, I rather just prepare for the negative things, so I don't get disappointed when it doesn't work my way.
I wish myself happiness in life. Also, more money.