I don't think I've ever shared a birthday wish list on the blog. Even offline, my wishlist usually consisted of gift cards to go shopping. My favorite store in my late teens/early twenties was Victoria's Secret - don't judge, lest ye be judged!!! That's a far cry from my tweens when all I wanted were Barbie dolls and other toys. I remember wondering why adults never got many presents and determined I would ALWAYS get lots of presents when I grew up. But I think as you get older, you either start wanting less or realizing that you don't need as much. Or maybe it's that you prefer quality over quantity, and so would rather save up for something more expensive that should last a longer time.
Well, I'm in no mood for shopping - as in, zero appeal to go anywhere or have anyone buy me anything. All I want are...
1. A Mini Spa Day - I don't know if it's all the walking we've had to do during this family vacation in the UK, but all I want is to relax. In my mind, the perfect present would be a gift card to a spa for a facial, full body massage, reflexology, steam bath or sauna session, and finishing off with a lovely cup of tea! I can already feel the stress leaving through my feet. Everyone breathe deeply and say, "aaaaahhhhhh."
2. Me Time - Normally I want to spend my birthday with lots of family and friends around. I like the attention I get on that day and relish answering birthday calls and messages. But I feel like I'm in a reflective space right now. I'm not where I thought I would be at this point in my life, and in some ways, I feel like I'm losing my essence and I need to recapture ME. In fact, if I could combine the first item with a hotel stay, it would be the absolute, best, perfectest way to spend my birthday! I may even be like some people who turn off their phones and go dark on social media.
Alas, this is simply a wishlist - wish, being the active word. We're back to Atlanta this weekend and there are 3 or 4 events I'm attending, soooooo alone time and spa day will have to come at a later time.
What is (or was) on your birthday wishlist this year?