June 8th

When I first started writing my blog for today, I was going in a different direction. I started writing on Wednesday, and my plan was to write about my birthday… which is today, Friday June 8th :) ... ...but I literally couldn’t think of anything that I wanted to write about. I couldn't even think about anything that had to do with my birthday celebrations in the past. You see… I’ve had tons of people asking me what my plans are for my birthday and my response was “Nothing." “Yea, but what do you normally do every year?” “Nothing!” lol that was me. Don't get me wrong. I always have dinner, and my mom always fakes the “I’m so sorry I don’t have any money for a cake this year! I really wanted to get you a cake, but oh man… bills” and then shows up with cake! LOL. But the truth is, I haven’t really gone out to celebrate since I turned 22. The was the last time I really celebrated, I think. I don’t hate my birthday and I LOVE celebrations ( duh! I’m an event planner) but when it comes to anything that is about me, I don’t really know how to go about it. Today, as I’m sitting here writing this blog. I just feel blah. I’m not sad, I’m not mad, I’m not depressed… just blah. So then, I decided to start thinking about and reflecting on everything that I've accomplished since my last birthday and just remember all of the greatness that came along with it! I’ve lost 30 + pounds… definitely something to be excited about. I’ve made so many great business connections. I’ve become an Award winning event planner. I’ve been extremely busy and EXTREMELY blessed with the amount of work that I have. I’ve made new lifelong friends. I’ve been ghosted by some “friends” #ByeFelicia I had a girls trip to Vermont for the first time ever without my kids. I’ve been able to book a trip to Disney and completely pay for it, lol. I've become even more involved in a wonderful community of #Mompreneurs I learned about the #VonEffect LOL I found an even bigger Voice that I wasn't aware I had. I've done Facebook LIVE videos and put myself out there. I've managed to run a business, a home, and work full time. I got a Cricut machine! "HELLO!" I’ve been turning obstacles into possibilities. So for this birthday… would I love to celebrate and go all out, but the truth is, as a mom, I don’t always get that luxury and to be honest, I’m totally ok with that….most of the time. Let’s be real… A mom needs some fun in her life. That's my number one way to stay sane!! LOL but I have those days that I'm just not able to do anything and that's ok with me. I do recognize that it is another year and another day that I am alive and I will continue to strive to be the best version of me that I can be not just for my family and friends, but for myself as well. So, I guess what I want to say is that if you’re feeling blah on your birthday. Don’t feel like there’s anything wrong with you because that’s when you start to go down the depression rabbit hole. Start thinking about all of the greatness that has happened in the last year, and always focus on that because... Life is too short for "What if's" and regrets! Wife and mother of two young children, Von Marie Moniz is the Event Planner and Owner of Lovely Events by Von. Clients love her bubbly personality and attention to detail. Planning is what she does, relaxing and enjoying yourself is what you will be doing when you hire Von for your next event. #Life #Birthday #eventsmanagement #eventplanner #blessed #grateful #workingmom #mompreneur #pepperlane #32 #parties #weddings #blogger #personaltrainer #personal #live #truelove #laugh #loveyourself #love #momoftwo #momming #marriage

June 8th