Somewhere in the month of June Lune, lies my birthday!
This is probably only exciting to moi, ha, yet here I am all excited anyway because in addition to celebrating myself I want to encourage you, to celebrate YOURSELF a little bit extra too. It doesn’t have to be a month long birthday celebration. It doesn’t even have to be your birthday. Just do something!
Lots of reasons. Sit with yourself and it will come.Pick the one you like best and run with it.
I started to celebrate myself grandly after realizing that I and I alone was responsible for my positive experience on Earth.
Also, I’m a bit of a Silly Goose.
Also, it makes people smile.
Also, I REALLY LOVE CAKE.
And good times. And growing wiser. And growing into myself.
So now, here is your Lune homework:
Tell me one thing you like about yourself.
Look, I’ll even do it too.
I like that I’m young at heart and able to get excited about all the things.
What do YOU like about YOURSELF? Tell me in the comments.
Lune – the month I renamed in honour of celebration, gratitude, self love and ..erm…myself – has arrived and I’m so thankful to be here to celebrate another one!
My birthday is sometime in June -hence all the fuss- and Lune started as an act of self love . I grew up believing there was something deeply wrong with me, like so many other folks do, for so many different reasons. (It’s all BS BTW. You’re actually, really cool ) ANYway, this one month out of the year became a way to dispel that myth! I’ve found the benefits of Lune spill out through the other months too. I treat myself better. I don’t allow others to treat me badly. I set better boundaries and have a better appreciation for all the little wonders in the world.
My unapologetic celebration of self inspires others too. I’m the only one with a month long birthday celebration but my friends respect and admire my tradition and tell me it brings them joy and gets them thinking about actively loving themselves too.
Celebrating anything brings joy and happiness and really is an expression of gratitude. Gratitude can be an antidote to a lot of things that ail us so while my birth month shenanigans might seem silly and frivolous (Even to myself sometimes ) I will fiercely celebrate ALL THE THINGS anyway. My little anarchist heart in action ❤
As I grow older , my celebration becomes less about celebrating me and more about celebrating being ALIVE. A side effect of being a Death Doula I guess 🙂 HA, and middle age too probably!
My end goal is to get myself to the place where I celebrate life every single day, even in a small way and it all starts in Lune.
What does that even look like?
Stay tuned, I plan to document the WHOLE thing.
There will be presents. And delicious treats. And fun adventures!
In the meantime, here’s some inspiration to get you thinking about your own life. It’s longer than your average video but well worth the watch. I promise.
And so is everyone else in the neighbourhood! I walked past a couple the other day playfully throwing snowballs at one another, laughing away. People were extra chatty and smiley. It just feel GOOD to have crossed this threshold into better weather.
Something I always do is paint my toes and fingers in celebration. The colour I chose this year : Cherry Blossom.
Apropos, non? It’s very soft and pretty but I chose it for another reason.
Impermanence! Cherry trees blossom in Spring and delight us with their fluffy brilliance and then…they’re gone! Pink piles of softness in the dirt become mere scummy brown bits that just get ground into the soil. They only last a little while.
Such is the way with everything else, including my beloved Spring. I thought it’d be a pretty yet valuable way to keep that knowledge right there in my mind. I’m curious to see if it makes a difference in the amount of whining I do come Autumn. Ha ha.
Soooo, RECAP time! How as your Winter? Mine was long, cold and lonely. But a lot of that was my own fault as I was in full hermit mode. I read a lot of books, looked for some jobs, went for a few interviews, enjoyed my family and friends, ate a lot of things-SUGAR- and really just settled into the warmth of my self made cocoon.
Plans for Spring- More walks. More friends. More fruits and veg. How about you! What are your plans for Spring?