I can confidently say that I had the best birthday I have ever had. What made this one so special? I spent it the way I wanted to! I started my morning by teaching a couple of Pure Barre classes. Which is just about the best way for me to start any morning. Everyone is so positive and happy there. Some of the ladies knew it was my birthday and wouldn't let me begin the class until they all sang me Happy Birthday. After class I took a quick trip to Starbucks to get my free birthday beverage of choice (cinnamon dolce latte please) before changing into some neon colored clothes and sweeping my hair into a side pony tail. Why you may ask?
I had an 80's themed Pure Barre birthday party! My closest Pure Barre friends and I all got together and just had a ball "lifting toning and burning" to some Madonna jams.
My friend Kat really just went all out for my birthday. She decorated the studio with streamers, and balloons to make everything super festive. My friend Marissa led the class kept us smiling and motivated despite the tough workout. After class the party continued from the ballet barre to a real bar.
Kat made Sangrias for everyone and just made everything so festive!
My cousin Annie really put the cherry on top of my birthday by surprising me with a watermelon birthday cake! Yes.. she made me a birthday cake out of an actual watermelon!
So what made this birthday so different from all of my others? I celebrated it my way. I stepped outside of the stereotypical box of what a birthday should be.. of what a birthday party should look like and had one that reflects my healthy and active lifestyle. I spent the day with my best friends doing what I am most passionate about. It was a reflection of me.. and I think that's something worth celebrating.
A huge thank you to all of my friends and family who made me feel so special on my big day! I love you all more than I can say.