happy birthday, to me!

several years ago, i came to the realization that i would rather be my own best friend - than accept the obligatory cliche of my own worst enemy - and it was then that i made the personal commitment to consciously try and work on all my relationships with the same mindset. focusing on improving the quality of my friendships, i made a conscious effort to continue living by the basic concept of becoming the change i wish to see in the world!

and every year i grow older, i find that with time, the quality of these relationships we've forged would begin to surface as we are forced to go through certain life experiences - whether happy, sad, tragic or petty. it's the intangibles that reveal the true nature and character of each bond... and i'm, indeed, fortunate to have such great people around me.

this year, on my birthday, a few of my closest friends surprised me with a simple picnic against the city as our backdrop. absolutely quaint and perfect! yes, little things make me happy.




♪ ♩ ♫ sat here thinking about my heart. all of the places it fell apart. there's just one thing that i need to know... why am i always chasing the rainbow? ♩ ♫ ♪

31 comments:

  1. Awe. THis is amazing and your photos are gorgeous. Happy Birthday!!!

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  2. Happy birthday! Hope you have a blessed one :)

    btw may I know what software do you use to edit your photos? they're really nice! :)

    xx,
    http://www.christiebluee.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you, christine :) and i'm currently using "photoshopCs3" to edit my photos!

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    2. thank you for being so helpful! I really appreciate your photography tips! :) and I am now your new happy follower <3 hehehe :D

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  3. happy birthday.. wish all the best for you.. :)

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  4. Happy birthday! I do love the view from rib mountain, makes me miss the mountains in Cali where I grew up. Are you from Wausau?

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    1. thank you :) and i live in mosinee, but wausau is close enough! where are you located?

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  5. amazing!! happy birthday!! & what a happy birthday it had to be with friends like that!! we threw one of my besties a surprise bday party last year and even though it was such a headache, so much stress and anxiety, she said it was her best bday ever so in the end it was totally worth it!!

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  6. I couldn't agree more! your friends sound amazing, happy birthday for last week! xo

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  7. Happy birthday! When was your birthday exactly? Mine was last week too!

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    1. it was on tuesday, june 5th! :) and a fellow gemini sister... awesome!

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  8. Happy Birthday! You make an excellent point - being your own best friend rather than being in the company of people who don't value you in the manner you deserve.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. Gorgeous view! Those cupcakes are so cute (and good I'm sure). Happy birthday!

    Amy

    fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

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  10. Those cupcakes are so cute!!

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  11. Happy bday! Cool cupcakes!

    Talia
    Http://girlzodgodbook.blogspot.com

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  12. Happy birthday! From the looks of it, you had a good one! :)

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  13. Great post! I love your blog^^

    blogg♥mfashionfreak
    giveaway♥mfashionfreak

    I'd love to follow you if you could do the same for me <3

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  14. what a great post. thank you so much for visiting my blog! i'm so happy to have found yours, too! your blog name & web address are awesome, btw!

    xo
    kym
    bitty.and.bunny

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  15. happppy (late) birthday :P

    i love the cupcakes. they're so pretty.
    why arent there more pictures? :D

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  16. Awww Happy B'day Girl ! Sorry, but too late :( Kiss x


    http://mfashionmyobsession.blogspot.com/

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  17. Happy birthday! I'm glad you have the best of friends that know you well!

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  18. happy (belated) birthday!
    check out my giveaway on my blog!
    <3
    nailvarnishvixen.blogspot.com

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  19. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! :D i am now (pretty much) my own best friend, too.

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  20. Happy belated birthday, doll! I'm glad you had a fantastic time with your closes, greatest friends.

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  21. Happy belated birthday! This post has inspired me. I have recently been thinking about ways I can improve myself and thus improve my relationships with others. I will definitely try to “be the change I wish to see in the world.” Thanks for the inspiration.

    Love,
    Blake

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  22. Happy late birthday I love your blog :) and how nice it was what your friend did.

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