Want to help me celebrate?

4-0!! Hey Guys,

As 29th December approaches I thought it might help if I share my wishes for my special birthday with you. As you know, my Mum was only 5 months older than I am now when she died. Turning 40 was never about sadness over getting older but it has been a real trigger for me in my grief journey and I’m not too proud to say that I’ve struggled with the whole milestone birthday. 

In a bid to take control and promote some positivity into my 40th year. I’ve made a plan. I’m asking everyone that’s important in my life to commit some time to our relationship during 2023. Whether it’s ticking off something on my ever growing bucket list to doing something new. Simple. Daring. Filled with laughter… whatever. I don’t care as long as it’s with you and I can make a memory. 

My plan is to make a scrapbook of my year. A lasting physical memory of what I hope will be a fantastic and hopefully  life changing year for me. I don’t want anyone to feel any pressure with regards to money, timing or location which is why I’m sending out my intentions now. So… whether you would like to make a memory just the two of us or as a group, please can I ask that before my birthday you think about what you might enjoy doing with me during the year. It would mean so much to me to be able to open birthday cards with suggestions of how we might make memories together, and I reiterate I really don’t expect a financial commitment. I just want to value time with people who have been on my journey with me and who are important to me now. We are not always afforded time but if you share some with me it would be a wonderful gift. 

Thank you for being in my life - here’s to 2023!!! 

Life begins hey 😊

T 🤍