I’m 34!

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Today is my 34thBirthday! Woohoo! I am so excited for this birthday, not because of the number but because of all that happened in the last year leading up to this birthday. My 33rd birthday and full year was filled with uncertainty, worries, and anxiousness.  Last year I spent time going in and out of the hospital, seeing all different types of doctors and specialists. I still remember the day I felt like something was definitely wrong. A typical stomach ache turned into heart palpitations, weight loss and a whole hormonal in balance. I didn’t know what it was and why I was feeling this way. Then a constant headache and face pain started and that sent me to a neurologist with endless scat scans, MRI, and even physical therapy. One day on a regular visit to the Cardiologist I told him my stomach was in a lot of pain and he suggested I see a  gastroenterologist. I did and thank God I did! After some blood test I received a phone call saying they found I had a bacteria in my stomach. And it wasn’t just any bacteria it was a cancer causing and ulcer causing one, call H-Pylori! That damn bacteria was the corporate for all my symptoms and all my pain. I was put on intensive antibiotics to get rid of that nasty thing. I did and thankfully I am doing much better now. Now it’s all about getting my stomach back to health and get my confidence back. Being sick for so long and not knowing what I had for so long took a toll on me mentally just as much as physically. Not feeling good and not knowing caused a lot of worries and anxiousness for me. I worried constantly that something much worse was going to happen to me. I worried about not being around for my family. It was tough getting out of bed at times with all the worries I carried with me everyday. The mind rules everything, I truly learned that this year. I’ve always been a very positive person and losing a bit of that part of myself really scared me and concerned me.I thank God for sticking by my side and protecting me always. I couldn’t have gotten out of this without him. I’m so happy to be able to enjoy time with family and laugh and feel like my old self again. This is the first time I’m sharing my story on the blog, and just me writing about it helps me know how far I’ve come in just one year.

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On behalf of my birthday I’ve put together 34 life lessons that I live by

1-It is what is it

2-pray a lot

3-Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.

4-Whatever you decide to do make sure it makes you happy.

5-If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan but never the goal.

6-your thoughts create your reality , make sure they are fabulous.

7-God never allows pain without a purpose.

8-Decisions determine destiny

9- use your wings.

10-Do your thing and don’t care if they like it.

11-Those who move forward with a happy spirit will find that things will always work out

12-be Authentic

13-the unexpected is usually what brings the unbelievable.

14-dont follow the crowd

15-celebrate every tiny victory

16-You’ve got to find people that love like you do

17-always be grateful

18-when its real its effortless

19-energy is everything

20-only trust a few

21-your vibe attracts your tribe


23-dont be afraid of being different

24-what’s meant to be will always find a way.

25-if it doesn’t make you feel fabulous don’t do it, don’t buy it, don’t keep it.

26-understand your worth,value your life, appreciate your blessings

27-say yes to new adventures

28-everything you want is on the other side of fear

29-you have the power to change your life- at any given moment

30- find the joy in the journey

31-love conquers all

32-Enjoy the little things

33-do it with passion or not at all

34-Amaze yourself

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The idea is to live your life in a way that makes you feel lit up.Alive. Full fledged. Beautiful. Know and find what nourishes you inside out, bones to skin and then build your world from that alone. All else is not part of your revolution, or your ultimate evolution. -Victoria Erickson



Thank you to all my followers here and on my other social media outlets, You are always so positive, loving and supporting.Love you all!




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Welcome! I'm Shirley a Mom & Wife. Who Emphasizes a life of passion through personal style, Travel. Decor & Life's simple pleasures.

2 thoughts on “I’m 34!

  1. Shirley
    Thank you for sharing your story. I too have been suffering with stomach issues for almost 2 years. After endless visits to doctors and numerous tests my GI was able to find through an endoscopy test that I have the H-Pylori bacteria. I start my antibiotics’ treatment today. Glad I read your blog. ❤
    Love you, Clemencia

    1. I’m so happy I could have given you some type of comfort. It’s a terrible bacteria and I’m glad you finally got diagnosed. The treatment is brutal but just think about the cure. Stick by it. I had to stop taking my treatment 7 days in because it was too much for my body. Wish you the best! Please let me know how it turns out for you!

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