The Golden Year…

Born in 1971. 50 Years of Being Awesome. Yes! That’s the design of the t-shirt I wore on my 50th and I love it. Another birthday celebrated during a pandemic. No frills. Just a simple celebration with the family bubble because of country restrictions. No mass gatherings above 10 people. Well, que sera sera!

But it doesn’t mean celebrations during the pandemic can’t be fun. Thanks to my loving family, I had a fantastic day on my birthday! Thanks to video calls, I get to celebrate with my friends online complete with wine so we can do a toast to good times (lol)! I also get to celebrate with my loved ones across the miles. With family living on the other side of the planet, they were getting ready to sleep while I am getting ready to party!

I wrote about how I became a gardener during the pandemic. With nothing better to do and getting bored watching Netflix, I decided to embrace a new hobby. I became a Plantita! Never imagined myself mixing soil and propagating plants (lol). But, I truly enjoyed it and the challenge of growing plants. And because of my obsession with gardening, I got a potted plant birthday cake!

My plant wish list includes a Monstera Thai Constellation and since it is an expensive plant and the husband is practical, I got an edible plant instead. Not that I’m complaining! I love it and the cake was delicious. So, it’s a win-win thing (lol). What a memorable 50th birthday. I also got a live plant that’s a variegated alocasia from my friends. It’s so easy to give a present to me. A plant will make me happy as a bee! Whether it’s cheap or expensive, rest assured I will love it to the moon and back.

Variegated Alocasia (Macrorrhiza Variegata)

No one really wants to grow old. Although it’s inevitable, no one is really excited to grow older. Let’s be honest, a year older will include an abundant number of white hair, additional wrinkles and let’s not mention the myriad health issues. As much as we want to stay fit and healthy, there will come a time when the body says otherwise. We can do our part in staying healthy through diet and exercise. But like a car, we can also break down even if we are regularly serviced and taken cared of. That’s life!

They say turning a year older is nothing. That it’s just numbers. Well, that’s true. Our outlook in life will probably help us slow down the ageing process. I guess having a young at heart attitude and positive thoughts will help. Let’s enjoy life as much as we can. We are only given one chance. Let’s live well.

xoxo,

the traveling KANGaroo

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