Today is my birthday!!!! ⁣

And I’m the most excited I think I’ve ever been to celebrate a birthday.⁣

The photo on the left was taken last year on my birthday and the one on the right was taken today!⁣

I look the same don’t I?! Well, on the outside maybe! But on the inside, these are two completely different people.⁣

The person on the left is blissfully lost. She has lost her identity since becoming a mum. Yes, she plays a number of roles in her life – mum, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, friend. But she doesn’t actually know who SHE is anymore.⁣

The person on the right is found. She has found meaning and purpose in her life. She still performs her roles as a mum, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, friend, but my goodness she is a whole heap of something else too. She is connected, grounded, at peace, pushing boundaries, stepping up and living her life from the inside out. She knows who she is, who she REALLY is.

So this year, my birthday doesn’t represent becoming a year older, it represents a year-long journey of internal growth. ⁣

And as I sit back in awe and reflect on the internal transformation that has occurred from the left hand photo to the right hand photo, I feel the butterflies in my stomach. ⁣

I’m excited about the internal growth that awaits in this coming year, the fears I conquer, the mindset shifts, the opportunities I embrace and the person I’m becoming. ⁣

The person I’m becoming isn’t someone new, I already know her, she exists inside of me, and step by step, like a butterfly emerging from it’s cocoon, she too is emerging in all her inner glory 🦋⁣